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Definition of "tighten" []

  • To make or become tight or tighter. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or become tight or tighter (verb)

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Use "tighten" in a sentence
  • "I can’t, she thought, watching his expression tighten with anger."
  • "Otis saw the youngster's expression tighten and knew it had nothing to do with the difficulties of the game."
  • "We winos are having to tighten, which is to say loosen, our belts."