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adjective straight pronunciation in American English /streɪt/
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  1. 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.

  2. 3
    honest and true
    straight answer:

    He wouldn’t give me a straight answer.

  3. 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 As has the highest mark in every subject or class

      She got straight A’s this term.

      a straight-A student

  4. 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

  5. 10
    if two people are straight, neither of them owes the other any money

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

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  6. 11
    clean and neat

    Is your room straight?



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