straighten up

straighten up(
streyd
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to make straight)
a. enderezar
I straightened up the pictures and dusted them.Enderecé los cuadros y les quité el polvo.
2. (to tidy up)
a. ordenar
I straightened up my bedroom while Marissa was in the bathroom.Ordené mi habitación mientras Marissa estaba en el baño.
b. arreglar
The woman straightened up her papers and handed them to the clerk.La mujer arregló los papeles y se los entregó al empleado.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to assume a straight position)
a. ponerse derecho
I straightened up and the doctor measured my height.Me puse derecho y el médico me midió la altura.
b. enderezarse
The soldier straightened up and saluted the commander.El soldado se enderezó y saludó al comandante.
4. (to live a more honorable life)
a. cambiar de actitud
Alfred straightened up after he almost died as a result of alcohol toxicity.Alfred cambió de actitud luego de que casi muriera a causa del alcohol.
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