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straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not curved)diritto, dritto, rettilineo agg
  (linea)retto agg
 Is this a straight line or does it curve?
  La strada è dritta, senza curve.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
 È una linea retta o curva?
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (direct)diretto agg
 This is a straight flight to New York, with no side trips or stops.
 Questo è un volo diretto per New York, senza scali né deviazioni.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in order)in ordine avv
 Give me a minute so I can get these papers straight.
 Dammi un minuto per mettere in ordine queste carte.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (heterosexual)eterosessuale, etero agg
 Though he was straight, some people thought he was gay.
 Nonostante fosse etero, alcuni credevano che fosse gay.
 
Additional Translations
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (hair: not curly) (capelli)liscio agg
 She has straight, shoulder-length hair.
 Ha capelli lisci, lunghi fino alle spalle.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (honest)diretto, franco, sincero agg
 I don't try to tell you what I think you want to hear, just the straight answers.
 Non cerco di dirti ciò che penso tu voglia sentirti dire, bensì solo le risposte dirette.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal, figurative (conventional)convenzionale agg
  normale agg
  ordinario agg
 My parents are so straight - they'd be horrified if I got a tattoo!
 I miei genitori sono davvero convenzionali. Inorridirebbero se mi facessi un tatuaggio!
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (even)diritto, dritto agg
 Is this painting on the wall straight or is it leaning to the left?
 Questo quadro sul muro è diritto o pende verso sinistra?
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (consecutive)consecutivo agg
  di seguito, di fila loc agg
 The team celebrated their tenth straight win.
 La squadra ha festeggiato la sua decima vittoria consecutiva.
 La squadra ha festeggiato la sua decima vittoria di fila.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (consistent)coerente, costante agg
 We called him in to testify three times, and he always kept his story straight.
 L'abbiamo chiamato a testimoniare tre volte, e la sua storia è sempre stata coerente.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unmixed, undiluted)liscio agg
 I drink my whisky straight, without any mixers.
 Bevo il mio whisky liscio, senza mischiarlo a niente.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not using alcohol or drugs) (figurato, colloquiale)pulito agg
  (alcool)astemio agg
Nota: È preferibile dire: 'non usare droghe/alcool', 'non fare uso di droghe/alcool'.
 I used to have a problem with drugs, but I have now been straight for five years.
 Avevo problemi con le droghe, ma ora da cinque anni sono pulito.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (face, man: not comic)serio agg
 He said it with a straight face, so I don't think he was joking.
 L'ha detto con una faccia seria, quindi non credo stesse scherzando.
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at first hand)direttamente avv
 Did you hear that straight from the source, or was it through somebody else?
 L'hai saputo direttamente dalla fonte, o attraverso qualcun altro?
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly)direttamente, dritto avv
 He went straight to the shop, having heard that the jeans were on sale.
 È andato direttamente al negozio, avendo saputo che i jeans erano in saldo.
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in the same direction)diritto, dritto avv
 After we were told that we were going in the right direction, we continued straight.
 Dopo aver saputo che andavamo nella direzione giusta, abbiamo continuato diritto.
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (correctly)giusto, corretto, esatto agg
  bene, correttamente avv
 Do I have the story straight? Is that the way it goes?
 È giusta la storia? È così che va?
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (on target)direttamente, diritto, dritto avv
 The missile flew straight to its target.
 Il missile è andato diritto verso il bersaglio.
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (right, immediately)direttamente, dritto avv
 After hearing the decision, he went straight to his boss to talk about it.
 Dopo aver saputo la decisione, è andato direttamente dal capo a parlargliene.
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (into order)in riga, a posto loc avv
 Farai bene a metterti in riga o saranno guai.
straight advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (consecutively)di seguito avv
  (informale)di fila avv
 I haven't eaten for three days straight.
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (straight line)retta nf
 You need to draw a curved line here, and then two straights.
 Devi disegnare una linea curva qui, e poi due rette.
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (part of a racecourse)rettilineo, rettifilo nm
 The horses finished the curve and headed into the final straight.
 I cavalli hanno percorso la curva e si sono lanciati verso il rettilineo finale.
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sports: series)serie nf
 The home team is in the middle of a seven-game straight.
 La squadra di casa è a metà di una serie di sette partite.
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (poker hand) (poker)scala nf
 He won the poker hand with a 3-7 straight.
 Ha vinto la mano di poker con una scala di quadri.
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, dated (conservative person)retrogrado, antiquato agg
  (maschio)conservatore nm
  (femmina)conservatrice nf
  all'antica loc avv
 My mother will not approve of my new piercing - she is such a straight!
 Mia madre non approverà il mio nuovo piercing. È così antiquata!
 Mia madre non approverà il mio nuovo piercing. È così all'antica!
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (heterosexual)eterosessuale, etero nm
 My gay friend prefers to hang out with straights.
 Il mio amico gay preferisce frequentare gli etero.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
all straight tutto chiaro
back straight rettilineo
be straight agire onestamente
go straight vi + adj slang (stop committing crimes)rigare dritto vi
go straight on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (continue ahead)andare diritto, andare dritto vi
 Go straight on till you reach the next lights, then turn left.
 Vada diritto fino al semaforo, poi giri a sinistra.
go straight on doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (continue to do [sth])continuare a fare qlcs, continuare imperterrito a fare qlcs, continuare a fare qlcs come se niente f vi
 Nonostante tutte le multe che riceve, continua imperterrito a parcheggiare in seconda fila.
head straight for [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (person: go directly) (persona)indirizzarsi direttamente a qlcn v rif
head straight for [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (vehicle: move towards) (veicolo)dirigersi direttamente verso qlcs v rif
home stretch;
home straight
 (d'arrivo (sport))dirittura nf
in a straight line advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly)in linea retta, seguendo una linea retta, diritto avv
 I walked home in a straight line, avoiding all the pubs I usually stop at.
 Sono tornato a casa seguendo una linea retta, evitando tutti i bar dove mi fermo di solito.
inside straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (poker hand) (poker)scala a incastro
keep a straight face v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (look serious, avoid smiling)restare serio, rimanere serio, restare impassibile, rimanere impassibile vi
 I couldn't keep a straight face when she said she was a virgin. It was difficult to keep a straight face when I played that prank on my coworkers.
 Quando ha detto di essere vergine non sono riuscito a restare serio. Fu difficile rimanere impassibile quando feci quello scherzo ai miei colleghi.
on the straight in modo leale
set [sb] straight vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (correct, clarify [sth] for)mettere le cose in chiaro vtr
 I used to think that NY was the capital of America until my friend Paul set me straight (and told me it was Washington)
shoot straight sparare dritto
straight across advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly opposite)di fronte, proprio di fronte
 Straight across from the bank is the diner I like to eat lunch at.
 Proprio di fronte alla banca c'è il diner dove mi piace recarmi per pranzo.
straight across preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (right over)dall'altra parte di prep
 I ran straight across the street to visit my neighbor.
 Corsi dall'altra parte della strada per vedere il vicino che aveva bisogno d'aiuto.
straight ahead advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly in front)dritto davanti a sé avv
  dritto, diritto avv
 She looked straight ahead in order to avoid eye contact with him.
 Guardò dritto davanti a sé per evitare di incrociare il suo sguardo.
straight angle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (angle of 180 degrees)angolo piatto nm
straight as an arrow adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (direct, unwavering)incrollabile agg
 His concentration was straight as an arrow.
straight as an arrow adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (honest, not criminal)onestissimo, integerrimo agg
straight away advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (immediately)subito, immediatamente avv
straight face nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unsmiling expression)faccia impassibile nf
straight flush nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (poker: run of five cards) (poker)scala a colore
straight hair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hair which has no curl)capelli lisci nmpl
 Most Amerindians have dark straight hair.
 La maggior parte degli amerindi ha capelli lisci e scuri.
straight line nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (long mark with no curves) (linea)retta nf
  linea retta nf
 I can't draw a straight line without using a guide. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
 Non riesco a tirare una retta senza usare un righello.
 La distanza più breve fra due punti è una linea retta.
straight off advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (immediately)subito, immediatamente, all'istante avv
 I'll mail that package straight off to make sure it gets there on time.
 Vado a spedire il pacco immediatamente in modo da esser sicuri che arrivi in tempo.
straight on advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly ahead)dritto, diritto avv
 Just go straight on - the church is on the left.
 Continua dritto, la chiesa è sulla sinistra.
straight out advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in plain speaking)senza giri di parole, esplicitamente, direttamente avv
 He asked me straight out if I had another boyfriend.
 Mi chiese senza giri di parole se avevo un ragazzo.
straight through adv + adv (directly, without stopping)senza fermarsi
 I wanted to stop and see the sights, but he insisted on driving straight through.
 Volevo fermarmi a guardare la vista ma lui ha insistito a continuare senza fermarsi.
straight through adv + prep (directly through the middle of)attraverso prep
 He drove straight through our town and didn't even stop to visit.
 Ha guidato attraverso la città senza nemmeno fermarsi per una visita.
straight up advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly upwards)dritto in alto avv
 If you look straight up in the August night sky, you should see the constellation Orion. The firework shot straight up in the air and exploded in a blaze of sparks.
 Se guardi dritto in alto nel cielo notturno d'agosto dovresti vedere la costellazione di Orione.
straight up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (alcohol: neat) (alcolici)liscio agg
straight up advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." slang (alcohol: served neat) (alcolici)liscio agg
straight up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (honest, trustworthy)franco, onesto agg
 That preacher's as straight up as they come.
 Quel predicatore è più onesto di quanto sembra.
straight up advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." slang (honestly)sinceramente avv
 Tell me straight up, does this dress make me look fat?
straight-chain nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (chemistry: unbranched chain of organic molecules)catena lineare nm
the straight and narrow vita onesta nf
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