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


Old English tyhtan. (Wiktionary)



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