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Synonyms for tighten
ˈtaɪt ntight·en

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  1. tightenverb

    To make tighter.

    Please tighten that screw a quarter-turn.


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  1. tighten, fastenverb

    make tight or tighter

    "Tighten the wire"

    fasten, tighten up, fix, constrain, reduce, secure, stiffen

  2. tightenverb

    become tight or tighter

    "The rope tightened"

    fasten, stiffen, constrain, reduce, tighten up

  3. stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrainverb


    "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

    fasten, restrain, tighten up, encumber, constrain, cumber, reduce, stiffen

  4. reduce, tightenverb

    narrow or limit

    "reduce the influx of foreigners"

    bring down, decoct, slim down, quash, boil down, foreshorten, trim down, slim, constrain, cut, trim back, trim, slenderize, cut back, stiffen, cut down, subjugate, thin out, shrink, abridge, come down, contract, melt off, fasten, subdue, scale down, concentrate, deoxidize, shorten, dilute, thin, tighten up, deoxidise, reduce, abbreviate, keep down, lose weight, repress

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  1. tightenverb

    make tight

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  1. tightenverb


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How to use tighten in a sentence?

  1. Yellen Fed:

    Financial conditions could tighten.

  2. Daniela Mardarovici:

    Brainard's stock was rising when many thought it was presumably better to not tighten interest rates too quickly, biden's comments on inflation [ have ] changed that balance.

  3. Millan Mulraine:

    It suggests that consumers are beginning to tighten their purse strings, this will be a particular concern for the Fed as this segment of the economy remains the key source of support for the economic recovery.

  4. Lara Ferreira:

    We just have to tighten up and go lean for a little bit here.

  5. Wang Jun:

    I think the stabilisation is very fragile, the basic tone of loose policy will continue. It will be even more difficult to achieve 7 percent growth this year if we make slight adjustments to or tighten policy.

Translations for tighten

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  • dotáhnout, utáhnoutCzech
  • σφίγγωGreek
  • tensarse, tensarSpanish
  • tiukentaa, korottaa, kiristyä, tiukentua, kiristääFinnish
  • taux, se resserrer, serrer, resserrerFrench
  • dlúthaighIrish
  • feszülHungarian
  • stringereItalian
  • zacieśniać się, zacieśniaćPolish
  • strângeRomanian
  • затяну́ться, натя́гивать, затя́гиваться, натяну́ть, натя́гиваться, затяну́ть, натяну́ться, затя́гиватьRussian
  • shtrëngojAlbanian

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