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present tense
I/you/we/theystraighten up
he/she/itstraightens up
present participlestraightening up
past tensestraightened up
past participlestraightened up
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to stand up straight
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make something tidy
    Sarah, can you straighten up the lounge please?
    We hurried to straighten up before they arrived.
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