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adjective straight pronunciation in American English /streɪt/
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  1. 1
    something that is straight does not bend or curve

    Draw a straight line.

    a straight road

    a perfectly straight path

    1. b.
      a straight skirt, pair of pants, etc. hangs down close to your body

      Rosie wore a long straight skirt and a long-sleeved sweater.

  2. 2
    in the correct position and not leaning to one side or the other

    The picture on that wall isn’t straight.

    Make sure you keep your back straight.

  3. 3
    honest and true
    straight answer:

    He wouldn’t give me a straight answer.

  4. 4
    [only before noun] happening one after the other, without interruption

    Seattle beat Texas for the seventh straight time.

    their sixth straight win/loss

    four straight games/matches

    There were five straight days of rain.

    1. a.
      a student who has straight A’s has the highest mark in every subject or class

      She got straight A’s this term.

      a straight-A student

  5. 7
    a drink that is straight is not mixed with anything else

    The bottled lemon juice can be used straight or mixed with water and sugar to make lemonade.

    a straight whiskey

  6. 8
    informal someone who is straight is normal and ordinary but slightly boring
    1. a.
      very informal someone who is straight does not use illegal drugs
    2. b.
      very informal someone who is straight is not a criminal
  7. 9
    informal someone who is straight is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex
  8. 10
    if two people are straight, neither of them owes the other any money

    If I give you $10, then we’re straight.

  9. 11
    clean and neat

    Is your room straight?

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  10. 12
    [only before noun] a straight choice or competition is one in which there are only two choices or only two people who have any chance of winning


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