straught

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English straught, 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.

AdjectiveEdit

straught ‎(comparative more straught, superlative most straught)

  1. (Scotland) straight

Etymology 3Edit

From apheresis of distraught, bestraught, forstraught, etc.

AdjectiveEdit

straught ‎(comparative more straught, superlative most straught)

  1. (obsolete) Distraught.