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Meaning & Definition of Tighten in English

English

Tighten

/taɪtən/

verb

1. Make tight or tighter

  • "Tighten the wire"
    synonym:
  • tighten
  • ,
  • fasten

2. Become tight or tighter

  • "The rope tightened"
    synonym:
  • tighten

3. Restrict

  • "Tighten the rules"
  • "Stiffen the regulations"
    synonym:
  • stiffen
  • ,
  • tighten
  • ,
  • tighten up
  • ,
  • constrain

4. Narrow or limit

  • "Reduce the influx of foreigners"
    synonym:
  • reduce
  • ,
  • tighten