straighten up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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straighten up

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


to ​standstraight after ​bending at the ​waist


US to ​behave well after ​behavingbadly: You'd ​betterstraighten up or ​else!
(Definition of straighten up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “straighten up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 姿势, 挺直身体,直起身…
in Turkish doğrulmak, ayağa kalmak, düz durmak…
in Russian выпрямляться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 姿勢, 挺直身體,直起身…
in Polish wyprostować się…
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“straighten up” in British English

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