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English definition of “straighten sth out”

straighten sth out

(SITUATION) phrasal verb with straighten     /ˈstreɪ.tən/ US  /-ən/ verb
to solve a problem or to deal successfully with a confusing situation : Once we get these problems straightened out, we should be all right .Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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