Went straight home.
The room is straight again.
I'll say it to you straight: you're wrong.
Put the living room straight.
Walked six hours straight.
Tell the joke straight.
A straight line.
A straight hemline.
To hold a straight course.
To put a room straight.
- The straight part of a racetrack between the last turn and the winning post.
- (poker) A hand consisting of five cards in sequence, but not all in the same suit: it ranks just above three of a kind and below a flush.
A straight line.
The mirror isn't straight.
Always votes a straight party line; a straight Democrat.
Drink whiskey straight.
My friends call straights "heteros".
An example of something that would be described as straight is a room that has just been cleaned where everything is in its place.
An example of something that would be described as straight is a road without any twists or turns.
An example of something that would be described as straight is a person's hair with no curls.
A straight, strong back.
A straight answer.
A straight tip; straight information.
Straight business dealings.
Made sure the facts were straight in the report.
Sick for five straight days; their fourth straight victory.
Straight Freudian analysis.
Does straight comedy.
A straight drama without comedy or music.
A straight denial.
Apples at ten cents straight.
A straight shot of whiskey.
A convict pledging to go straight.
Go straight to bed.
Tell it straight.
Play the role straight.
A straight Republican; a straight Democrat.
A straight ballot.
The door will be straight ahead of you.
Go straight back.
- Served without ice:Whiskey straight up.
- to give the correct facts to, specif., so as to disabuse him or her
- to make the truth known, esp., so as to correct a misconception
- at once; without delay
- served without ice
- a morally strict code of behavior
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of straight
- Middle English from past participle of strecchen to stretch stretch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English streght, the past participle of strechen (“to stretch"), from Old English streccan.