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Past tense for to make (or become) tight or taut
“A detail of eight men would tighten the rope as much as they could, and then they would mount a cable jack on it.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to reinforce or make stronger
“He struggled to tighten his grip on his gun and focus his eyes.”
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Past tense for to constrict or make or become narrower
“Once any weight was put into the bag, the top opening would tighten up and make it hard to get anything into the bag unless we took it down from the hook.”
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Past tense for to make more strict or stringent
“Mr. Chairman, as you know, in this committee as well as in other committees, efforts have been made to tighten security on Capitol Hill.”
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Past tense for to pucker, contract, or press together
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Past tense for to draw or make tight or taut
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Past tense for to make or become stiff or rigid
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Past tense for to condense or conflate so as to occupy less space or time
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Past tense for to make improvements to
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Past tense for to make adjustments to (an engine) in order to improve its performance
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Past tense for to revise or improve a piece of work
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Past tense for to twist or turn, especially in order to fix something firmly
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Past tense for to fix securely or tightly
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Past tense for to make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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Past tense for to (excessively) exert for a particular task, purpose or goal
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Past tense for to decrease in amount or degree
Adjective
Very (physically) taut or tightened
Adjective
Made, fixed or closed firmly and securely
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