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straighten up

phrasal verb with straighten uk   /ˈstreɪ.tən/  us   /-ən/ verb

(POSITION)

to stand straight after bending at the waist

(BEHAVIOUR)

US to behave well after behaving badly: You'd better straighten up or else!
Translations of “straighten up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 姿勢, 挺直身體,直起身…
in Russian выпрямляться…
in Turkish doğrulmak, ayağa kalmak, düz durmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 姿势, 挺直身体,直起身…
in Polish wyprostować się…
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