Translation of "straight" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /streɪt/ us /streɪt/

A2 not curved or bent

a straight road
straight hair

in a position that is level or vertical

That shelf’s not straight.


a straight answer
keep a straight face

to avoid laughing or smiling

mantener un gesto serio
adverb uk /streɪt/ us /streɪt/

A2 in a straight line

de frente, en línea recta
The car seemed to be coming straight at me.
The car park is straight ahead.
Drive straight onstraight ahead till you reach the traffic lights and then turn left.

B1 without pausing or delaying

Please come straight home after school.
I went straight back to sleep.
straight away

B1 mainly UK now

Go home straight away.
sit up/stand up straight

to sit or stand with your body vertical

sentarse/estar de pie erguido
straight away

B1 mainly UK now

Go home straight away.
noun uk /streɪt/ us /streɪt/
on the straight and narrow

If you keep on the straight and narrow, you behave in a way that is honest and moral

en el buen camino
The threat of a beating should keep him on the straight and narrow.

(Translation of “straight” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /streit/

not bent or curved

recto, liso
a straight line
straight (= not curly) hair
That line is not straight.

(of a person, his behaviour/behavior etc) honest, frank and direct

honrado, de confianza, sincero, franco
Give me a straight answer!

properly or levelly positioned

derecho, recto
Your tie isn’t straight.

correct and tidy

en orden, arreglado
I’ll never get this house straight!
Now let’s get the facts straight!

(of drinks) not mixed

a straight gin.

(of a face, expression etc) not smiling or laughing

You should keep a straight face while you tell a joke.

(of an actor) playing normal characters, or (of a play) of the ordinary type – not a musical or variety show.

serio, dramático
straighten verb

to make or become straight

enderezar, poner derecho, arreglar, ordenar
He straightened his tie
The road curved and then straightened.
straightness noun

straightforward adjective

without difficulties or complications; simple

a straightforward task.

(of a person, his manner etc) frank and honest

honrado, sincero
a nice straightforward boy.
straightforwardly adverb

straightforwardness noun

straight talking noun

frank discussion.

conversación franca
go straight

(of a former criminal) to lead an honest life

He’d had enough of prison and promised to go straight in the future.
straight away adverb


en seguida
Do it straight away!
straighten out phrasal verb

to become straight after a bend

ponerse derecho, enderezarse
Their house is where the lane straightens out.

to make something clear

ponerse derecho, enderezarse
He’s trying to straighten out the facts.
straighten up phrasal verb

to sit or stand upright after being bent

ponerse derecho, enderezarse
He was bending over his work, but straightened up when he saw me.

to tidy something

ponerse derecho, enderezarse
She straightened the room up
a straight fight noun

an election contest involving only two candidates

mano a mano
After months of campaigning, the presidential election has come down to a straight fight between the two men.
straight off adverb

straight away

sin pensarlo, en el acto
She realized straight off that he could not be trusted.

(Translation of “straight” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)