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Definition of "tightening" []

  • Present participle of tighten. (verb)
  • The act or process of making more tight. (noun)

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Use "tightening" in a sentence
  • "AIR FORCE, CNN MILITARY ANALYST: Well, Paula, we've heard this term tightening the noose and it's been over used."
  • "Maddow sort of nails this: On this issue that the American People just need to be told that belt-tightening is the right thing, [and] we just need the right politicians ... it makes a lot of sense here at Meet The Press."
  • "She believes belt-tightening is the new American norm."