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Noun
The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
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The process in which a muscle becomes or is made shorter and tighter
Verb
Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to reinforce or make stronger
“He struggled to tighten his grip on his gun and focus his eyes.”
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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to draw or make tight or taut
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Present participle for to reduce in size, especially through the application of pressure
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Present participle for to condense or conflate so as to occupy less space or time
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Present participle for to decrease in size, number, or range
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Present participle for to make adjustments to (an engine) in order to improve its performance
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Present participle for to twist or turn, especially in order to fix something firmly
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Present participle for to fix securely or tightly
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Present participle for to make or become rigidly fixed or immovable
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Present participle for to pull or elongate a stretchable object
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Present participle for to fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
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Present participle for to squeeze together
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Present participle for to grasp (something) tightly and firmly
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Present participle for to (excessively) exert for a particular task, purpose or goal
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Present participle for to decrease in amount or degree
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