To grasp with the mind, esp. in a sudden or intuitive way
closed or squeezed together tightly
The definition of tighten is to make something more fixed in place, more constricted, or more snug.
To stop the movement or progress of:
To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
To hold with the arms; embrace.
To grip and hold; seize
To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
To grapple; to engage in close combat.
To hold in a tight embrace.
To tense is to become stressed or to have your muscles become tight and rigid.
To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
To continue to do:
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To release pressure or obligation from; absolve:
To make less taut, less compact, etc.
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