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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.

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

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

  5. 11
    [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

    The election is going to be a straight fight between Labour and the Conservatives.


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