What is the opposite of slacken?

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Opposite of to make or become less taut
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Opposite of to decrease in severity or intensity
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Opposite of to cause to move or proceed at a slower pace
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Opposite of become less intense, violent, or severe
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Opposite of disappear slowly
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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 to make (pain or difficulty) less severe
“The parties to contested actions are often at daggers drawn, and the litigious process serves to exacerbate the hostility between them.”
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Opposite of undo or be undone after winding or being wound
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Opposite of fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
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