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To draw or make tight or taut
“She tightened the rope about his ankles.”
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To make fast or more secure
“Hold both trim pieces tight to the door with one hand as you tighten the screws with the other.”
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To reinforce or make stronger
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“He began to tighten his grip on her arm.”
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To constrict or become narrower
“My throat would start to tighten.”
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To make more strict or stringent
“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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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 twist or turn, especially in order to fix something firmly
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To fix, secure, join or mark with a peg or pegs
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To make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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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 for a particular task, purpose or goal
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To decrease in amount or degree
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axeUK
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