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.
- alternative simple past and past participle of stretch
From Scots straucht (“stretched, stretched out”). Compare Scots strauchten (“to straighten”).
straught (third-person singular simple present straughts, present participle straughting, simple past and past participle straughted)
- (dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To stretch; make straight.
From apheresis of distraught, bestraught, forstraught, etc.
straught (comparative more straught, superlative most straught)
- (obsolete) Distraught.