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Past tense for to draw or make tight or taut
“She tightened the rope about his ankles.”
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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 began to tighten his grip on her arm.”
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Past tense for to constrict or become narrower
“My throat would start to tighten.”
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Past tense for to make more strict or stringent
“Councillors have asked supermarkets to tighten up car park security.”
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Past tense for to reduce in size, especially through the application of pressure
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Past tense for to form into a knot, or into knots
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Past tense for condense or conflate so as to occupy less space or time
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Past tense for to decrease in size, number, or range
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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 twist or turn, especially in order to fix something firmly
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Past tense for to make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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Past tense for to fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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Past tense for to squeeze together
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Past tense for to grasp (something) tightly and firmly
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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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