Straighten Out

How to Conjugate Straighten Out

  • Infinitive: Straighten Out
  • Present Tense: Straighten Out/ Straightens Out
  • -ing Form: Straightening Out
  • Past Tense: Straightened Out
  • Past Participle: Straightened Out
Straighten Out is a separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Straighten Out:

1. To make something straight.

Examples: She has curly hair, but she straightens it out with a flat iron.
She straightened out the crumpled paper with her hands.

2. To resolve a problem or misunderstanding.

Examples: The teacher sent the two students to the principal’s office to straighten out their differences.
Communication is the best way to straighten out problems in a relationship.

3. To improve someone’s attitude or behavior.

Examples: I need a glass of wine to straighten out my mood.
Many celebrities have gone to rehab to get themselves straightened out.

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