straight - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    without a bend or curve

    Continue straight on for about 20 yards then turn left.

    Sue always looks you straight in the eye when she’s talking to you.

    He stared straight ahead.

    The car was coming straight at me.

    dead straight (=completely straight):

    It flew dead straight through the air.

  2. 2
    directly and immediately

    We decided to go straight home.

    We put the children straight to bed.

    I decided I’d leave straight after breakfast.

    come straight to the point:

    I’ll come straight to the point (=say immediately what I want to say).

  3. 3
    in an upright position and not leaning to one side or the other

    Sit up straight.

  4. 4
    informal in an honest way
    tell someone straight (out):

    I’m going to tell you straight.

  5. 5
    happening for a particular period of time, without interruption

    We drove for five hours straight.

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