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

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

  • The rope tightened

(tighten is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of tighten ) become tight or as if tight

"Her throat constricted"

(... is a kind of tighten ) become taut or tauter

"Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly" "the rope tautened"

(... is a kind of tighten ) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

(... is a kind of tighten ) become stretched or tense or taut

"the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"

Definition 2: make tight or tighter - [verb of change]

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

  • Tighten the wire

Synonyms for tighten in the sense of this definition

(tighten is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of tighten ) take up the slack of

"frap a rope"

(... is a kind of tighten ) make taut or tauter

"tauten a rope"

(... is a kind of tighten ) tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions

"Screw the bottle cap on"

(... is a kind of tighten ) coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem

"wind your watch"

Definition 3: severely restrict in scope or extent - [verb of change]

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

  • tighten the rules
  • stiffen the regulations

Synonyms for tighten in the sense of this definition

(tighten is a kind of ...) place limits on (extent or amount or access)

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Definition 4: narrow or limit - [verb of change]

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

  • reduce the influx of foreigners

Synonyms for tighten in the sense of this definition

(tighten is a kind of ...) place limits on (extent or amount or access)

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

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