What is the opposite of loosen?

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Opposite of to unfasten something tied, fastened, or fixed in place
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Opposite of to make less taut
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Opposite of to release from captivity
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Opposite of to let go off
“Get a good pair of tongs to grip on to your food tightly.”
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Opposite of to disengage the knotted parts of
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Opposite of to make or become less taut or tight
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Opposite of to make, or become, less taut
“He felt Roger tighten his grip on him and looked down at his brother.”
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Opposite of come apart; unwind
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Opposite of to remove the knot from laces
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Opposite of clear or loosen
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Opposite of to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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Opposite of to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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