I UK [streɪt] / US adverb
Word forms "straight":
comparative straighter superlative straightest
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) 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) in an upright position and not leaning to one side or the other

Sit up straight.

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

I'm going to tell you straight.

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

We drove for five hours straight.

cannot see/think straight — to be unable to see or think clearly

She was too tired to be able to think straight.

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II UK [streɪt] / US adjective
Word forms "straight":
adjective straight comparative straighter superlative straightest
1) something that is straight does not bend or curve

Draw a straight line.

a straight road

a perfectly straight path

a) straight hair has no curls or waves

straight brown hair

b) a straight skirt, pair of trousers etc hangs down close to your body

Rosie wore a long straight skirt and a long-sleeved jumper.

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.

3) honest and true
straight answer:

He wouldn't give me a straight answer.

a) [only before noun] happening one after the other, without interruption

Williams beat Capriati in straight sets.

their sixth straight win/loss

four straight games/matches

There were five straight days of exams.

b) a student who has straight A's has the highest mark in every subject or course

She got straight A's this term.

a straight-A student

a) a straight actor or entertainer is one who only performs serious parts
b) straight entertainment is serious and not humorous
6) clean and tidy
get/make something straight:

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

7) an alcoholic drink that is straight is not mixed with anything else

a straight whisky

8) informal someone who is straight is normal and ordinary but slightly boring
a) very informal someone who is straight does not use illegal drugs
b) very informal someone who is straight is not a criminal
9) informal someone who is straight is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex
10) if two people are straight, neither of them owes the other any money

If I give you £10, then we're straight.

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.

set/put someone straight — to tell someone the true facts about a situation after they have been told something that is not true

Thanks for setting me straight.

III UK [streɪt] / US noun
Word forms "straight":
singular straight plural straights
1) [countable] informal someone who is normal and ordinary but slightly boring
2) [countable] informal someone who is attracted to people of the opposite sex
3) [singular] a straight part of a race track
4) [countable] five cards with numbers that come one after the other in order, in the game of poker

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