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adjective straight pronunciation in British 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

    The champion was defeated in straight sets.

    their sixth straight win/loss

    four straight games/matches

    There were five straight days of exams.

    1. a.
      a student who has straight As has the highest mark in every subject or course

      She got straight A’s this term.

      a straight-A student

  4. 6
    clean and tidy
    get/make something straight:

    I’ll never get the house straight before my parents get home.

  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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