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Noun
The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
Noun
The process in which a muscle becomes or is made shorter and tighter
Noun
The process of becoming narrow
Verb
Present participle for to draw or make tight or taut
“She tightened the rope about his ankles.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for make or become tight or tighter
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“He tightened his grip on her arm.”
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Present participle for make or become tight or tighter
“My throat tightened.”
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Present participle for make or become tight or tighter
“Councillors have asked supermarkets to tighten up car park security.”
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Present participle for to form into a knot, or into knots
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Present participle for twist in
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Present participle for 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 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 fasten or fix securely in place
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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 oneself for a particular task, purpose or goal
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Present participle for to decrease in amount or degree
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