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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)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." (conventional)ordinario, convenzionale, normale agg
 This company has a fairly straight business model. They sell clothes.
 Quest'azienda ha un modello di business convenzionale. Vendono abbigliamento.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (logical, clear)logico agg
 If you follow his straight steps, the game will work.
 Se segui i suoi passi in modo logico, il gioco funzionerà.
straight adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (horizontal or vertical)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 avv
 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)  (colloquiale, slang)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." (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." (from a source)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
 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 avv
 Farai bene a metterti in riga o saranno guai.
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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. (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)scala nf
 He won the poker hand with a straight in diamonds.
 Ha vinto la mano di poker con una scala di quadri.
straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conservative person)retrogrado, antiquato agg
   (maschio)conservatore nm
   (femmina)conservatrice nf
  all'antica 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. (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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Compound Forms/Forme composte
all straight tutto chiaro
back straight rettilineo
be straight agire onestamente
go straight viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (stop committing crimes)rigare dritto vi
go straight on viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (continue directly ahead)andare diritto, andare dritto vi
 Go straight on this highway until you reach the exit for the airport.
 Vada diritto su questa strada finché non vede il cartello per l'aeroporto.
go straight on viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (continue to do [sth])continuare, continuare imperterrito, continuare come se niente fosse vi
 Nonostante tutte le multe che riceve, continua imperterrito a parcheggiare in seconda fila.
head straight for vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (go directly towards)dirigersi direttamente a vi
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)diritto, in linea retta, seguendo una linea retta avv
 Just walk in a straight line and you will see it soon.
 Se cammini seguendo una linea retta immaginaria, attraverserai il parco in circa venti minuti.
inside straight nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (poker hand)  (poker)scala a incastro
keep a straight face v informal (look serious, avoid smiling)restare impassibile
on the straight in modo leale
set straight vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." 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 avv
 Straight across from the bank is the diner I like to eat lunch at.
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, who was in urgent need of help.
 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
 She looked straight ahead in order to avoid eye contact with him.
 Girò a sinistra e proseguì dritto davanti a sé per raggiungere l'ascensore.
straight angle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (angle of 180 degrees)angolo piatto
straight as an arrow adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (direct, unwavering)senza giri di parole, senza peli sulla lingua avv
 He speaks straight as an arrow, unlike politicians.
  schiettamente avv
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)espressione seria
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 Amer-Indians 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)retta, linea retta nf
 I can't draw a straight line without using a guide.
 The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
 La distanza più breve fra due punti è una 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.
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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly)direttamente a destinazione
straight through preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (directly through the middle of)completamente attraverso
straight through preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (without stopping in (place), during (time))direttamente a
straight through advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (without stopping )senza fermarsi
straight up advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (directly upwards)verticalmente 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.
straight up adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (alcohol: neat)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)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 is as straight up as they come.
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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