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Overview of noun tightening

The noun tightening has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) tightening

(the act of making something tighter; "the tightening of economic controls")


Overview of verb tighten

The verb tighten has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (8) tighten, fasten

(make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire")

2. (1) tighten

(become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

3. (1) stiffen, tighten, tighten up, constrain

(restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations")

4. reduce, tighten

(narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners")

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