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tightened, past participle; tightened, past tense; tightening, present participle; tightens, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Make or become tight or tighter
    • - tighten the bolts
    • - the revenue laws were tightening up

  1. make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
  2. stiffen: restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
  3. reduce: narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
  4. To make tighter; To become tighter; To make money harder to borrow or obtain; To raise short-term interest rates
  5. (Tightening) Refers to a central bank raising interest rates or otherwise conducting monetary policy in an attempt to reduce demand and curb inflation.
  6. (Tightening) a process which occurs every 3-6 weeks when braces are worn. The orthodontist will either make adjustments to the wires in the braces or change the wires.
  7. (tightens) adj. navigator's euphamism. See moment
  8. (Tighter) Add a little more steering input so that you will be closer (tighter) to the apex of the turn.
  9. The lips appear tight, the lips are not relaxed or loose. The muscle within the lips has contracted.
  10. (v) qatı qısarģa, tartıb tüşürürgе