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Spanish translation of “straight”


adjective /streit/
not bent or curved a straight line straight (= not curly) hair That line is not straight. (of a person, his behaviour etc) honest, frank and direct Give me a straight answer! properly or levelly positioned Your tie isn’t straight. correct and tidy 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. straighten verb to make or become straight 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 a nice straightforward boy. straightforwardly adverb
straightforwardness noun straight talking frank discussion. 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 immediately Do it straight away! straighten out/up Their house is where the lane straightens out He was bending over his work, but straightened up when he saw me She straightened the room up He’s trying to straighten out the facts. a straight fight an election contest involving only two candidates After months of campaigning, the presidential election has come down to a straight fight between the two men. straight off straight away.
sin pensarlo, en el acto
(Definition of straight from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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