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[streɪt] adj I
1) without bends or curves
a straight line/road[/ex]
She has long straight hair (= no curls or waves).[/ex]
2) in the correct position, not leaning to one side or the other
The picture on that wall isn't straight.[/ex]
Make sure you keep your back straight.[/ex]
3) honest and true
I want a straight answer.[/ex]
You have to be straight with her.[/ex]
4) happening one after the other
It was the team's sixth straight win.[/ex]
There were five straight days of exams.[/ex]
5) informal
sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex
6) clean and tidy
I'll never get the house straight before my parents get home.[/ex]
7) a student who has straight A's has the highest mark in every subject or course
She got straight A's this term.[/ex]
a straight-A student[/ex]
get sth straight — to correctly understand something[/ex]
Let me get this straight - you didn't know they had your car?[/ex]
a straight face — if someone has a straight face, they look serious even though they are being funny or they are in a funny situation[/ex]
II
adv
straight */*/*/[streɪt]
1) without a bend or curve
The car was coming straight at me.[/ex]
He stared straight ahead.[/ex]
2) directly and immediately
I decided I'd leave straight after breakfast.[/ex]
We decided to go straight home.[/ex]
I'll come straight to the point (= say immediately what I want to say).[/ex]
3) in an upright position, not leaning
Sit up straight.[/ex]
4) without stopping
We drove for five hours straight.[/ex]
straight out — said directly and immediately[/ex]
She asked straight out if I liked her.[/ex]

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