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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tighteningnoun

    the act of making something tighter

    "the tightening of economic controls"


  1. tighteningnoun

    The act or process of making more tight.

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  1. Tightening

    of Tighten

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightening in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tightening in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tightening in a Sentence

  1. Robin Koepke:

    EM portfolio flows have been very volatile in recent months, these gyrations are likely to continue in the period ahead as Fed interest rate hikes come closer and investors adjust their expectations of the likely pace of Fed tightening.

  2. Bonnie Baha:

    It's like putting your foot on the brake when there's no gas in the car to begin with, it's hard to say this would be the start of a tightening cycle, but I think the probability is not zero that (the Fed) would have to retract at some point.

  3. Joe Zhou:

    Property agents now have to make calls again. They didn't have to (call clients) before the tightening; business came to them.

  4. Amrita Sen:

    What is driving prices these days is less physical markets, which remain very weak, but more expectations of future tightening.

  5. Zhang Dawei:

    The main reason for price expectations to have turned more bearish is the intensive policy tightening in the past two months.

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