straight1 S1 W2
in a line or direction that is not curved or bent
in a straight line
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
I've got a meeting straight after lunch.
I think I should get straight to the point.
happening one after the other in a series:
one after the other
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:
honestalso straight out
I just told him straight that I wouldn't do it.
She came straight out with it and said she was leaving.
I hope for your sake you're playing it straight (=being honest).
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.
7 also straight off British English spoken
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.
10 British English informal
if someone speaks straight from the shoulder, they say things in a very direct way, without trying to be polite