The act of making something looser.
To close or join in a particular manner:
To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To make or become stiff or stiffer.
To reduce is to make something smaller or to become or feel smaller, or forcing someone into a less desirable position.
(Grammar) To apply a tense to.
To expand in order to fulfill a larger function:
To put or bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.
(Bridge) To force (an opponent) to discard a card needed to defeat the contract
To press between two opposing forces so as to break or injure; put out of shape or condition by pressure; squeeze together; crumple
To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To make smaller or narrower, esp. at one place, by binding, squeezing, or shrinking; contract
(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
To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
To compel, as by oath, legal restraint, or contract
To come together so as to form a whole or produce a result:
To become fixed, settled, or less subject to change:
Pinch means to squeeze between two surfaces, such as the thumb and a finger, or to pluck off the end of a plant, or to be frugal with money, or is slang for stealing.
To compress the trachea so as to prevent sufficient passage of air; suffocate.
(Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
(Intransitive) To grow strong or stronger.
To strengthen by adding extra support or material.
Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
To release from intense concentration, hard work, worry, etc.; give rest to
To set free; unbind
To melt (a solid) by heating.
To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
The definition of melt is to turn from a solid to liquid as a result of exposure to heat.
The definition of tighten is to make something more fixed in place, more constricted, or more snug.
Find another word for tightening. In this page you can discover 35 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for tightening, like: loosening, fastening, constraining, stiffening, reducing, tensing, stretching, straitening, squeezing, crushing and contracting.