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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainverb

    restrict

    "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

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  1. Tighten Up

    Tighten Up is a 1968 song by Houston, Texas–based R&B vocal group Archie Bell & the Drells. It reached #1 on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts in the spring of 1968. It is ranked #265 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is one of the earliest funk hits in music history.

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  1. tighten up

    "Tighten up" generally refers to making improvements or adjustments to something in order to make it more efficient, stricter, orderly, or effective. It can be used in various contexts, such as tightening up procedures, routines, regulations, or performances. This could involve eliminating unnecessary aspects, enhancing certain details, or generally increasing the overall efficiency or effectiveness of the subject in question.

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  1. Tighten Up

    "Tighten Up'" is a 1968 song by Houston, Texas–based R&B vocal group Archie Bell & the Drells. It reached #1 on both the Billboard R&B and pop charts in the spring of 1968. It is ranked #265 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is one of the earliest funk hits in music history.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tighten up in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tighten up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of tighten up in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Alan Wolk:

    The only way to really improve it…is to have competition, the only other thing that works, I’m loathe to say, is for the regulatory environment to tighten up the service regulations that apply to the airlines.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    If I was President of the United States, that person would be fired, they did not follow up on the inspector general's recommendations to tighten up security to create a stronger firewall.

  3. Timothy Naimi:

    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.

  4. Jonathan Miller:

    2021 set a lot of sales records and yet office towers are still two-thirds empty, the market is expected to tighten up and that's before we see more office workers returning. 2022 is going to be a year of heavy sales volume, a higher share of bidding wars, a sharp decline in listing inventory and higher prices.

  5. John Kilduff:

    That helped, and given the broader situation with OPEC+, I would expect for this market to tighten up further.


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