straighten out

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straighten out
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. (problem)
a. resolver
2. (one's affairs)
a. poner en orden
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straighten out
transitive verb
1 [+wire, nail] enderezar
2 (resolve) [+problem] resolver
3 [+person]
I soon straightened him out on that point enseguida le aclaré las cosas a ese respecto; they sent me to a psychoanalyst to try and straighten me out me mandaron a un psicoanalista para ver si resolvía mis problemas; if you don't behave I'll send your father in to straighten you out si no te comportas llamaré a tu padre para que te ajuste las cuentas
1 [+road]
after the crossroads the road straightens out tras el cruce ya no hay más curvas; the road hardly straightens out at all from here to Bangor son todo curvas de aquí a Bangor
after the crossroads the road straightens (out) for a couple of miles, before hitting another set of S-bends the road hardly straightens (out) at all from here to Crianlarich
2 (give up drugs) desengancharse (informal)
It was only after his wife left him that he finally made an attempt to straighten out
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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