make tight or tighter
"Tighten the wire"
become tight or tighter
"The rope tightened"
stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain(verb)
"Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
narrow or limit
"reduce the influx of foreigners"
To make tighter.
Please tighten that screw a quarter-turn.
To become tighter.
That joint is tightening as the wood dries.
To make money harder to borrow or obtain.
If the government doesn't tighten the money supply, inflation is certain to be harsh.
To raise short-term interest rates.
The Fed is expected to tighten by a quarter-point.
to draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner
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Rank popularity for the word 'tighten' in Verbs Frequency: #858
The numerical value of tighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of tighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of tighten in a Sentence
Financial conditions could tighten.
After victory, tighten your helmet chord.
To cut and tighten sentences is the secret of mastery.
Don't just buy one in a store and tighten it as tight as you can.
You tighten a law in one country, another route swells up elsewhere.
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Translations for tighten
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- utáhnout, dotáhnoutCzech
- tensarse, tensarSpanish
- kiristää, tiukentua, tiukentaa, kiristyä, korottaaFinnish
- resserrer, taux, serrer, se resserrerFrench
- zacieśniać, zacieśniać sięPolish
- затя́гивать, натяну́ться, затяну́ть, затя́гиваться, затяну́ться, натя́гивать, натяну́ть, натя́гиватьсяRussian
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