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
British National Corpus
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.
Intentional efforts to build or sell out government stockpiles that are not available to the market, nor included in demand figures, could help tighten the balance beyond headline implied stock changes, the worst of the price fall could now be behind us.
A lot of this really depends on how this actually translates in the field, i think this could be seen as some mild tightening to sort of incrementally tighten the process, but depending on how this is taken in the field, it could amount to a drastic tightening.
We never expected the Fed to tighten next month but we were hoping that they would set the stage for a move in September. however if data continues to miss, they may refrain from signalling a change in monetary policy three months forward.
I think one of the implications for the broader society is that currently our controls on television advertising for alcohol are minimal and they're self-regulatory, so I think we should definitely tighten up that some.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
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
Get even more translations for tighten »
Find a translation for the tighten definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)