Learn how to say Straight On correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word straight:
1extending or moving uniformly in one direction only; without a curve or bend:
a long, straight road
(of hair) not curly or wavy.
(of a garment) not flared or fitted closely to the body:
a straight skirt
(of an aim, blow, or course) going direct to the intended target:
a straight punch to the face
Geometry (of a line) lying on the shortest path between any two of its points.
(of an arch) flat-topped.
2properly positioned so as to be level, upright, or symmetrical:
he made sure his tie was straight
[predic.] in proper order or condition:
it’ll take a long time to get the place straight
3not evasive; honest:
a straight answer
thank you for being straight with me
a straight choice between nuclear power and penury
(of a look) bold and steady:
he gave her a straight, no-nonsense look
(of thinking) clear, logical, and unemotional.
4 [attributive] in continuous succession:
he scored his fourth straight win
5(of an alcoholic drink) undiluted; neat:
6(especially of drama) serious as opposed to comic or musical:
a straight play
7 informal (of a person) conventional or respectable:
she looked pretty straight in her school clothes
1in a straight line; directly:
he was gazing straight at her
keep straight on
with no delay or diversion; directly or immediately:
after dinner we went straight back to our hotel
I fell into bed and went straight to sleep
archaic at once; immediately:
I’ll fetch up the bath to you straight
2in or into a level, even, or upright position:
he pulled his clothes straight
sit up straight!
I’m so tired I can hardly think straight
honestly and directly; in a straightforward manner:
I told her straight—the kid’s right
4without a break; continuously:
he remembered working sixteen hours straight
1a part of something that is not curved or bent, especially a straight section of a racecourse:
he pulled away in the straight to win by half a second
archaic a form or position that is not curved or bent:
the rod flew back to the straight
2(in poker) a continuous sequence of five cards.
3 informal a conventional person.
a heterosexual person.
4South African informal (in township slang) a 750 ml bottle of alcoholic drink.
[perhaps a transferred sense of US slang straight ‘unadulterated whisky’]
get something straight
make a situation clear, especially by reaching an understanding.
live an honest life after being a criminal.
a straight face
a blank or serious facial expression, especially when trying not to laugh:
my father kept a straight face when he joked
the straight and narrow
the honest and morally acceptable way of living:
he’s making a real effort to get back on the straight and narrow
[a misinterpretation of Matt. 7:14, ‘Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it’]
straight (or right) away
the clerk recognized her straight away
a straight fight
British a contest between just two opponents, especially in an election.
straight from the shoulder
1 dated (of a blow) swift and well delivered.
2(of words) frank or direct:
sometimes he spoke straight from the shoulder and sometimes in puzzles
straight off (or out)
informal without hesitation or deliberation:
Wendy drank half the bottle straight off
1British truthfully; honestly:
come on, Bert, I won’t hurt you—straight up
2chiefly North American unmixed; unadulterated:
a dry martini served straight up
Middle English (as an adjective and adverb): archaic past participle of stretch