from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make or become tight or tighter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make tighter.
- v. To become tighter.
- v. To make money harder to borrow or obtain.
- v. To raise short-term interest rates.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make tight; draw tighter; straiten; make more close in any manner; constrict.
- To become tight; be drawn tighter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. restrict
- v. narrow or limit
- v. become tight or tighter
- v. make tight or tighter
I can’t, she thought, watching his expression tighten with anger.
Otis saw the youngster's expression tighten and knew it had nothing to do with the difficulties of the game.
We winos are having to tighten, which is to say loosen, our belts.
So I don't think anybody thinks the moment is to tighten is today.
He said their mission was to set up checkpoints and "tighten" the area around the protest, but "there have been attempts to agitate the officers."
If the race continues to 'tighten' at this rate, Obama is looking at a 15-point blowout.
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In 1986 when Amnesty was passed they promised to "tighten" the border, and enforce laws, same hollow sentiments by the same hollow shills.
"In meets, I just kind of tighten up and don't do things correctly," he says.
Should you choose to "tighten" the Civil War authenticity, I can recommend "The Bloodiest Day" in the Time-Life series.