Definition of Tightens

1. Verb. (third-person singular of tighten) ¹



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Definition of Tightens

1. tighten [v] - See also: tighten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tightens

tight ships
tight spot
tightass
tightasses
tighten
tighten one's belt
tighten the purse strings
tighten up
tightened
tightener
tighteners
tightening
tightening your braces
tighteningly
tightenings
tightens (current term)
tighter
tighter than Dick's hatband
tighters
tightest
tightfisted
tightfistedness
tightfitting
tighthead
tightheads
tightie-whities
tightish
tightknit
tightlaced
tightlacer

Literary usage of Tightens

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1. A History of Canada by Charles George Douglas Roberts (1897)
"The English Hold tightens on Nova Scotia. — From the valley of the Ohio let us now turn to the far east and observe the Halifax struggle in Nova Scotia. ..."

2. Three Feathers: A Novel by William Black (1892)
"... in this smoking-room, " if I go to Jamaica, I must get married before I start." CHAPTER XII. THE CHAIN tightens. ONCE, and once only, Wenna broke down. ..."

3. Production; a Study in Economics by Peter Harboe Castberg (1907)
"AN INCREASING INCLINATION ON THE PART OF THE PEOPLE TO DO BUSINESS tightens THE MONEY MARKET The production of a country often remains stationary for a long ..."

4. Ten Years in Wall Street: Or, Revelations of Inside Life and Experience on by William Worthington Fowler (1870)
"... Plot—Money tightens, and the Trap is Sprung—Jerome Laid Out Cold—A Meditated Scolding Terminates in a Dinner at Delmonico's—What Came of the Dinner—A ..."

5. Dairying by Correspondence College of Agriculture, Edward Holyoke Farrington (1910)
"The guides for the chain tie are placed at an angle nearer to each other at the top, which tightens the ..."

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