Part of speech:

To make, or become, straight.

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Usage examples "straighten":

  1. His voice cleared and he made an effort to straighten himself. - "The Greater Inclination", Edith Wharton.
  2. He spent much time in the beginning, hot- footing it, as Belle termed it, between the barn and the cottage trying to straighten things out. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
  3. Straighten your back so that you may fall like a real world- hater! - "Lucky Pehr", August Strindberg.