What is the Meaning of STRAIGHTEN OUT?
straighten out s.o./s.t.
straighten s.o./s.t. out
put in order again
1. They want help to straighten out their finances.
2. After the divorce, he really tried to straighten out his life. He got a steady job and he quit drinking.
3. At first, everyone was talking and crying, and the situation was very confusing. But after a while, the police were able to straighten out who was driving which vehicle and who had caused the accident.
|present participle:||STRAIGHTENING OUT|
|past participle:||STRAIGHTENED OUT|
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one definition. The definition and example above are for the online course below.