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1. tighten

verb. ['ˈtaɪtən'] make tight or tighter.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • firm
  • modify
  • frap
  • change
  • fasten
  • wind
  • screw
  • tauten

Antonyms

  • irresolute
  • unfaithful
  • unstable
  • unfixed

Etymology

  • tyhtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Tighten

  • enlighten
  • whiten
  • triton
  • frighten
  • criton
  • brighton
  • brighten
  • breighton
  • titan
  • reiten
  • reitan
  • litan
  • lighten
  • knighton
  • knighten
  • heighten
  • guyton
  • iten

Sentences with tighten


1. Verb, base form
Put the tank strap bolts into their holes and use a socket and wrench to tighten them.

Quotes about tighten


1. I hugged him without any kind of fear or self-consciousness, fiercely, with a rush of emotion that almost brought tears to my eyes."I could kiss you!"Chubs cried."Please don't!"I gasp out, feeling his arms tighten around my ribs to the point of cracking them.
- Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

2. Isana felt her throat tighten. "We failed."Serai lifted her chin and patted Isana's arm firmly."We have not yet succeeded. There is a difference.
- Jim Butcher, Academ's Fury

2. tighten

verb. ['ˈtaɪtən'] become tight or tighter.

Synonyms

  • tense
  • squeeze
  • firm
  • compact
  • contract
  • strain
  • change
  • compress
  • narrow
  • constringe
  • tauten
  • press

Antonyms

  • decompression
  • unclasp
  • pull
  • gain

Etymology

  • tyhtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tighten

verb. ['ˈtaɪtən'] restrict.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • constrain
  • tighten up
  • limit
  • stiffen
  • restrain
  • trammel
  • confine

Antonyms

  • lax
  • refrain
  • undercharge
  • decompress

Etymology

  • tyhtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tighten

verb. ['ˈtaɪtən'] narrow or limit.

Synonyms

  • restrict
  • bound
  • limit
  • restrain
  • trammel
  • reduce
  • confine

Antonyms

  • relaxed
  • unagitated
  • relax
  • unstrain

Etymology

  • tyhtan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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