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Another word for tighten

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Verb
  1. To make or become tight or tighter

    See also:

    tighten

  2. To make or become tense

    See also:

    tighten

Another word for tighten

Verb
  1. To make tight

      1. To encode (digital data) so that it can be stored or transmitted in significantly fewer bits
      2. To press together:
      3. (Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
      1. To become more dense or compact.
      2. (Chem.) To cause molecules of (the same or different substances) to combine to form a more complex compound, often with elimination of a simple molecule, as water
      3. To change (a substance) to a denser form, as from a gas to a liquid
      1. To manage to find time or space for:
      2. (Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.
      3. To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc.
      1. (Chemistry) To combine with, form a chemical bond with, or be taken up by, as an enzyme with its substrate.
      2. To cause to cohere or stick together in a mass:
      3. To compel, as by oath, legal restraint, or contract
      1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
      2. To acquire or incur:
      3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
      1. To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
      2. To compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air; suffocate.
      3. To become strangled.
      1. To become constricted.
      2. To make smaller or narrower, esp. at one place, by binding, squeezing, or shrinking; contract
      3. To hold in; limit; restrict
      1. To press between two opposing forces so as to break or injure; put out of shape or condition by pressure; squeeze together; crumple
      2. To be or become crushed:
      3. To put down with force; subdue:
      1. To turn (the front wheels of an automobile, etc.) sharply
      2. To hold together with a cramp.
      3. To affect with or experience a cramp or cramps.
      1. To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
      2. To cause to be in difficulty or financial distress:
      3. To draw a thumb and a finger together on a touchschreen to cause the image to become smaller.
      1. To clinch (a bolt, for example).
      2. To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
      3. To squeeze; to grip or hold tightly.
    See also:

    stretch

  2. To become tight