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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. tighten: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. tighten: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. tighten: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. tighten: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. tighten: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. tighten: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Tighten, tighten: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. tighten: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. tighten: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. tighten: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. tighten: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. tighten: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. tighten: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. tighten (v.): Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. tighten: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. tighten: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. tighten: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. tighten: Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs [home, info]
  19. Tighten: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. tighten: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. tighten: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. Tighten: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. tighten: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. tighten: All About Homonyms [home, info]
  25. tighten: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  26. tighten: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. tighten: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. tighten: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. tighten: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. tighten: INVESTORWORDS [home, info]
  2. tighten: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tighten: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. tighten: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Tighten: Dublin Slang and Phrasebook [home, info]
  2. tighten: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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verb:  become tight or tighter ("The rope tightened")
verb:  make tight or tighter ("Tighten the wire")
verb:  narrow or limit
verb:  restrict ("Tighten the rules")

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Phrases that include tighten:   tighten ones belt, tighten the screws, tighten the screw, tighten your grip on something, tighten it up, more...

Words similar to tighten:   constrain, fasten, reduce, stiffen, tightened, tightener, tightening, tighten up, more...

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