from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make or become taut.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To become taut or tense.
  • To make taut, tense, or tight; tighten; stiffen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make taut.
  • verb ergative To become taut.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make taut or tauter
  • verb become taut or tauter


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