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straighten up

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To become straight, or straighter

bank the big cruiser into the first of a series of corners, make a few quick left, right, left transitions, then the road straightens up for a stretch...

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to steer straight

He said "As I came out of the bend I went to straighten up the car and it just seemed to be carrying on turning."

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straighten up

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to sit up straight, to stop hunching.

Horse skin smells good. Lay your cheek against his neck and have a good cuddle. Now straighten up slowly again, and sit loosely.

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straighten up

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to deal with; put in order

The Postal Service sent a special task force to straighten up the city's problems with a back-to-basics approach

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to tidy; tidy up

The lockers were all standing wide open with equipment and uniforms scattered all over the room, he had left a note under the bottle telling me to straighten up the room, then straighten myself up before coming to work the next day.

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To clarify
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to start living a reformed life

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