Meaning of STRAIGHT in English

STRAIGHT

I.

adj.

1 not bent or curved

VERBS

▪ be , look

▪ become

▪ stay

▪ keep sth

Keep the car ~ when you're backing out.

▪ hold sth

She held herself very ~.

ADVERB

▪ absolutely , completely , dead ( esp. BrE ), perfectly

Keep going in a dead-straight line.

His teeth were white and perfectly ~.

▪ almost , more or less , nearly

▪ fairly , relatively

▪ naturally

She had curled her naturally ~ hair.

2 level/upright

VERBS

▪ be , look

▪ hang sth , put sth

Can you hang that sign ~ for me?

ADVERB

▪ absolutely , completely , perfectly , quite

▪ almost , more or less , nearly

3 ( esp. BrE ) tidy/in order

VERBS

▪ be

▪ get sth , put sth

I'm trying to get the house ~ before the weekend.

She tidied up and put the ornaments ~.

▪ keep sth

4 honest and truthful

VERBS

▪ be

I think he was pretty ~ with me.

ADVERB

▪ absolutely , completely , totally

▪ fairly , pretty

PREPOSITION

▪ with

Are you being completely ~ with her?

5 clear/understood

VERBS

▪ be

▪ get sth

▪ put sb ( esp. BrE ), set sb ( esp. AmE )

She soon set me ~ about what had happened.

ADVERB

▪ absolutely

Let's get this absolutely ~.

Straight is used with these nouns: ↑ actor, actress , ↑ answer , ↑ back , ↑ brandy , ↑ cut , ↑ edge , ↑ fight , ↑ friend , ↑ hair , ↑ line , ↑ man , ↑ marriage , ↑ month , ↑ nose , ↑ path , ↑ pin , ↑ question , ↑ reply , ↑ road , ↑ sex , ↑ skirt , ↑ stitch , ↑ stretch , ↑ swap , ↑ talk , ↑ ticket , ↑ tooth , ↑ victory , ↑ whisky , ↑ win , ↑ year

II.

adv.

Straight is used with these verbs: ↑ aim , ↑ direct , ↑ shoot , ↑ sit , ↑ stand

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .