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Definition 1: become tight or as if tight - [verb of change]

Samples where constrict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her throat constricted

Synonyms for constrict in the sense of this definition

(constrict is a kind of ...) become tight or tighter

"The rope tightened"

(... is a kind of constrict ) become constricted or compressed

"The cold substance astringes"

(... is a kind of constrict ) become constricted

"The hernia will strangulate"

Definition 2: squeeze or press together - [verb of contact]

Samples where constrict or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she compressed her lips
  • the spasm contracted the muscle

Synonyms for constrict in the sense of this definition

(constrict is a kind of ...) become tight or tighter

"The rope tightened"

(... is a kind of constrict ) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

(... is a kind of constrict ) be too tight; rub or press

"This neckband is choking the cat"

(... is a kind of constrict ) contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

(... is a kind of constrict ) cause to contract

"The spasm convulses her facial muscles"

(... is a kind of constrict ) contract involuntarily, as in a spasm

"The muscles in her face convulsed"

(... is a kind of constrict ) constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air

(... is a kind of constrict ) constrict or bind or draw together

"Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"

(... is a kind of constrict ) contract one's lips

"She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

(... is a kind of constrict ) wring the neck of

"The man choked his opponent"

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