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straighten sth out

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


to ​solve a ​problem or to ​dealsuccessfully with a ​confusingsituation: Once we get these ​problemsstraightened out, we should be all ​right.


to make something ​tidy or ​organized: Could you ​straighten out these ​cupboards, ​please?
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