What is another word for tighten?

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To draw or make tight or taut
“She tightened the rope about his ankles.”
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Make or become tight or tighter
“There are also proposals to tighten controls on visitors from the Caribbean and the Balkans.”
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Make or become tight or tighter
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“He tightened his grip on her arm.”
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Make or become tight or tighter
“My throat tightened.”
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Make or become tight or tighter
“Councillors have asked supermarkets to tighten up car park security.”
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To form into a knot, or into knots
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Twist in
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Condense or conflate so as to occupy less space or time
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To make adjustments to (an engine) in order to improve its performance
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To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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To grasp (something) tightly and firmly
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To (excessively) exert oneself for a particular task, purpose or goal
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To decrease in amount or degree
axUS
axeUK
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