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in a straight line
in a line or direction that is not curved or bent
straight ahead/at/down/in front of etc
The book is on the table straight in front of you.
She was looking straight at me.
Terry was so tired he couldn't walk straight.
He was sitting with his legs stretched straight out in front of him.
in a level or correct position
He stopped in front of the mirror to put his tie straight.
Sit up straight, don't slouch.
immediately, without delay, or without doing anything else first
straight to/up/down/back etc
I went straight up to bed.
and tell your mother.
I've got a meeting straight after lunch.
I think I should
get straight to the point
one after the other
happening one after the other in a series
He's been without sleep now for three days straight.
if you say or ask something straight, you say it in an honest, direct way, without trying to hide your meaning
I just told him straight that I wouldn't do it.
came straight out with it
and said she was leaving.
I hope for your sake you're
playing it straight
I told him
straight to his face
speaking directly to him
what I thought of him.
if you cannot think or see straight, you cannot think or see clearly
Turn the radio down, I can't think straight.
immediately or without delay
I phoned my mum straight away.
to stop being a criminal and live an honest life
Tony's been trying to go straight for about six months.
used to ask someone if they are telling the truth
Straight up? Did you really pay that much for it?
used to emphasize that what you are saying is true
No, straight up, I've never seen him before.
straight from the shoulder
if someone speaks straight from the shoulder, they say things in a very direct way, without trying to be polite
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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