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Meaning of TIGHTEN

Pronunciation:  'tItn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
  2. [v]  restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
  3. [v]  become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
  4. [v]  make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"

TIGHTEN is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: constrain, fasten, reduce, stiffen, tighten up
 See Also: alter, bound, change, compact, compress, confine, constrict, constringe, contract, firm, frap, limit, narrow, press, restrain, restrict, screw, squeeze, strain, tauten, tense, throttle, trammel, wind, wind up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tight"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tightened}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Tightening}.]
To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any

      Just where I please, with tightened rein I'll urge thee
      round the dusty plain.                   --Fawkes.

{Tightening pulley} (Mach.), a pulley which rests, or is
   forced, against a driving belt to tighten it.