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Meaning of “straight” - Learner’s Dictionary

straight

adjective     /streɪt/
NOT CURVED A2 not curved or bent: a straight road straight hairGeometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objectsStraight, even and level
LEVEL B2 in a position that is level or vertical: That shelf's not straight.Straight, even and level
IN A SERIES [always before noun] one after another: They've won five straight games so far.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
HONEST B2 honest: a straight answer I don't think he was being straight with me.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendlyHonesty, openness and sincerity
DRINK An alcoholic drink that is straight is not mixed with water, ice, etc.Spirits and distillingUnspoiltPerfect and faultless
get sth straight to make sure that you completely understand a situation: Let me get this straight - am I paying for this?Understanding and comprehending
NOT HOMOSEXUAL informal not homosexual →  See also keep a straight face Relating to sexual preference
(Definition of straight adjective from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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