straught

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

straught

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of stretched

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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

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

Adjective[edit]

straught (comparative more straught, superlative most straught)

  1. (Scotland) straight

Etymology 3[edit]

From apheresis of distraught, bestraught, forstraught, etc.

Adjective[edit]

straught (comparative more straught, superlative most straught)

  1. (obsolete) Insane, mad, distraught.
    • c. 1515–1516, published 1568, John Skelton, Againſt venemous tongues enpoyſoned with ſclaunder and falſe detractions &c.:
      My ſcoles are not for unthriftes untaught,
      For frantick faitours half mad and half ſtraught;
      But my learning is of another degree
      To taunt theim like liddrons, lewde as thei bee.

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