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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋtaItN 〕


〔 ˊtaitn 〕

Overview of verb tighten

The verb tighten has 4 senses

  • tighten, fasten -- (make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire")

  • tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

  • stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain -- (restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations")

  • reduce, tighten -- (narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners")