English English Dictionary

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straight in English:

1. straight straight

straight hair
She was born with underdeveloped lungs, but eventually a few steroid shots set her straight.
With a high, closed collar, figure-hugging cut, and large slits at either side of a straight skirt, the qipao is unique in its ability to communicate both modesty and sensuousness.
It is characteristic of the fork ball, one of baseball's change-ups, that a ball that flew straight will drop suddenly just before the batter.
Ronpari is a word that designates those whose eyes don't look straight, but in different directions to the left and right, as if they were looking at Paris and London.
Taking into account the time I'd just spent napping, I'm really picking up the sense that this time's exam really won't be straight forward.
In a time-bound society time is seen as linear- in other words as a straight line extending from the past, through the present, to the future.
I was flabbergasted to hear that she died of a drug overdose. She always seemed like such a straight arrow to me.
Go straight, then take the second street to the left and turn immediately again to the right. That will be Karlova Street and then you should keep going straight across Charles Bridge to Mostecka Street and on to Malostranské Square.
Ah, y-yes ... Sorry, Coz. "Hey! You might be my relative but here I'm your senior and a doctor. Keep things straight while you're in the hospital!"
I didn't know what was what. The inside of my head had gone to panic mode and I couldn't get things straight.
Tim produced a perfect alveolar trill for a straight minute. The rest of the Spanish class envied and despised this vulgar display of power.
Just how tiresome was it to argue straight against the phrase "Don't blindly follow America's lead!"

2. hair which is not curly or wavy

English word "straight"(hair which is not curly or wavy) occurs in sets:

FCE - describing people: appearance

3. heterosexual

Bonobos often use sexual behavior, sometimes homosexual, sometimes heterosexual, for social negotiation.

4. crooked

The painting looks great, but you hung it a little crooked.
He was egging an innocent young man on to join him in his crooked deal.
a crooked path
His front teeth are crooked.
We are made from crooked timber, vulnerable to illusions,...
Lord Regent's crooked barrister
Look at this thread, it's all sloppy and crooked.
His nose was very long and crooked.
He's got crooked teeth. A glow showed cars parked crooked by the road.
a crooked nose/smile
the mascara under your right eye is crooked.
a crooked nose/smile; a village of crooked streets
The village had many crooked and winding little streets.
Basically, prices soar and crooked politicians then milk the rents from the sector, but it doesn't generate any jobs.
You can't drive a crooked nail into a wall.

English word "straight"(crooked) occurs in sets:

The adjective - practice