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English definition of “straight”


adjective     /streɪt/
honest and clear : When quizzed , the candidate failed to give a straight answer .be straight with sb Until recently , politicians were reluctant to be straight with the electorate on the issue of their expenses .
following one after another without an interruption : It is the company's sixth straight year of declining revenue .
(Definition of straight adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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