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straught

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English, from Old English streahte (first and third person singular preterite) and (ġe)streaht (past participle) of streċċan (to stretch). More at stretch, straight.

VerbEdit

straught

  1. alternative simple past and past participle of stretch

Etymology 2Edit

From Scots straucht (stretched, stretched out). Compare Scots strauchten (to straighten).

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

straught (third-person singular simple present straughts, present participle straughting, simple past and past participle straughted)

  1. (dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To stretch; make straight.

Etymology 3Edit

From apheresis of distraught, bestraught, forstraught, etc.

AdjectiveEdit

straught (comparative more straught, superlative most straught)

  1. (obsolete) Distraught.