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straight

adverb
adjective
noun
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adverb
1 adverb without bending; accuratelydíreach  c m uhis leg was stretched out straight bhí a chos sínte amach díreach aigecontinue straight ahead lean ort díreach ar aghaidhshe looked straight at him d'amharc sí díreach airhis arm was hanging straight down bhí a lámh díreach síos leisshe ran straight into the crowd rith sí díreach isteach sa sluahe walked straight past me shiúil sé díreach tharamshe looked me straight in the eye bhreathnaigh sí díreach idir an dá shúil ormhe was straight in front of the goal bhí sé díreach os comhair an chúilcan she shoot straight? an bhfuil urchar díreach aici? 2 adverb by direct route, without delaydíreach  c m ushe came straight home tháinig sí díreach abhaile, tháinig sí caol díreach abhailehe came straight to the point dúirt sé amach díreach é, níor chuir sé fiacail ann
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3 adverb vertical, correctly positioneddíreach  c m uhe stood up straight sheas sé suas díreach 4 adverb informal honestly, directlyhe asked me straight d'fhiafraigh sé amach díreach díom éI'll tell you straight déarfaidh mé an fhírinne ghlan leat 5 adverb without a breakhe worked 14 days straight d'oibrigh sé 14 lá i ndiaidh a chéile, d'oibrigh sé 14 lá as a chéile 6 adverb clearlyi gceart  c m uI couldn't see straight ní raibh mé in ann dada a fheiceáil i gceart, ní raibh mé ábalta a dhath a fheiceáil i gceart 7 adverb CINE, THEAT, TV-RAD seriously, not comicallyhe played the part straight rinne sé páirt dháiríre de 8 adverb DRINK neat, without mixerar a aghaidhto take a drink straight deoch a ól ar a haghaidh, deoch a ól ar a láidreacht
adjective
9 adjective not bending; with direct trajectorydíreach adj1  c m uhe should sit with a straight back ba cheart dó suí agus a dhroim díreach aigeshe can't drive in a straight line níl sí in ann tiomáint i líne dhíreachhe hit him a straight punch to the head bhuail sé dorn díreach sa chloigeann air, bhuail sé díreach sa cheann é 10 adjective without curls etcdíreach adj1  c m ushe has straight hair tá a cuid gruaige díreach, tá gruaig dhíreach uirthi 11 adjective FASH hanging vertically, not fitted etcdíreach adj1  c m ustraight skirt sciorta díreach 12 adjective vertical, correctly positioneddíreach adj1  c m uis my tie straight? an bhfuil mo charbhat díreach?to set sth straight rud a dhíriúhe had straight teeth bhí a chuid fiacla díreach 13 adjective clean, tidythe room is straight now tá an seomra deas néata anois 14 adjective with honesty; truthfuldíreach adj1  c m ushe didn't give a straight answer níor thug sí freagra díreach, níor thug sí freagra macántathey want politicians to be straight with them ba mhaith leo go mbeadh polaiteoirí díreach leo, ba mhaith leo go n-inseodh polaiteoirí an fhírinne dóibh 15 adjective in unbroken seriesi ndiaidh a chéileas a chéile  c m uthey lost three straight games chaill siad trí chluiche as a chéilehe won in straight sets bhuaigh sé an cluiche gan seit a thabhairt uaidh 16 adjective clearhave I got this straight? an dtuigim é seo i gceart?, an bhfuil an ceart agam faoi seo?let's get one thing straight, there's no money left ní mór dúinn rud amháin a thuiscint, níl aon airgead fágtha 17 adjective CINE, THEAT, TV-RAD of serious, not comic partsdáiríre  c m ua straight actor aisteoir dáiríre 18 adjective DRINK neat, without mixer ar aghaidh  c m ua straight whiskey fuisce ar a aghaidh 19 adjective informal conventional, dullleamh adj1  c m uyou've turned straight since you got married tá tú tar éis éirí leamh ó phós tú 20 adjective informal not using drugsthe others were straight d'fhan an chuid eile glan ar dhrugaí 21 adjective informal not criminalhe stayed straight d'fhan sé glan ar an gcoiriúlacht 22 adjective informal heterosexualheitrighnéasach adj  c m u 23 adjective informal not owing moneyhere's the money, we're straight now seo duit an t-airgead, táimid díreach lena chéile anois 24 adjective of two options, possibilitiesit was a straight fight between the two candidates troid chothrom a bhí ann idir an bheirt iarrthóirí 25 adjective simple, no more thanstraight majority móramh iomlána straight denial diúltú glan
noun
26 noun SPOR, TRANSP part of track etcstráice masc4  c m ufinishing straight stráice baile, stáir dheireanach 27 noun GAMES (of table games) in sequencesraith fem2  c m u 28 noun informal sb conventional, dullduine leamh 29 noun informal heterosexualheitrighnéasach masc1  c m u
phrases

to go straight

informalhe's gone straight tá a chúl tugtha aige le saol na coiriúlachta

to play straight

(also

to play it straight

) if you play straight with me you won't have any trouble má bhíonn tú díreach liom ní bheidh aon fhadhb agat

to put sb straight

(also

to set sb straight

) I put him straight d'inis mé an fhírinne dó

the straight and narrow

she's back on the straight and narrow tá sí ar bhóthar a leasa arís to keep sb on the straight and narrow smacht a choinneáil ar dhuine to stray from the straight and narrow imeacht ó smacht

straight as a die

(also

as straight as a die

) chomh díreach le dorúchomh díreach le hurchar gunna

a straight face

he was trying to keep a straight face bhí sé ag iarraidh gan gáire a dhéanamh

straight from the shoulder

he gave it to us straight from the shoulder níor chuir sé fiacail ann, dúirt sé amach linn é, dúirt sé linn é gan frapa gan taca

straight off

informalláithreachláithreach bonn

straight out

to say sth straight out rud a rá amach díreach, rud a rá amach go lomhe came straight out with it dúirt sé amach díreach é, ní dheachaigh sé ar chúl scéithe leis

straight out of sth

informalthe helmet looked like it was straight out of a film bhí cuma ar an gclogad gur díreach as scannán a tháinig sé

to tell sb sth straight to their face

rud a rá le duine suas lena bhéalrud a rá amach díreach le duineI told her straight to her face dúirt mé léi é suas lena béal, dúirt mé amach díreach léi é

straight up

informal 1 reallystraight up? ag magadh atá tú? 2 (especially US) without icegan leac oighir

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