Definitions for: Tighten


[v] narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
[v] restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
[v] become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
[v] make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"



Webster (1913) Definition: Tight"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tightened; p. pr. &
vb. n. Tightening.]
To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any
manner.

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.

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

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