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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tighten.

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Examples

  • Its strange how Britain tightened its laws and they had literally no gun kills. yah its okay to have the little pistol with the safety but you should just rent a rugger at the range and get your action there

    Palin gives 'stirring' gun rights speech at NRA dinner, says group

  • She glanced toward the floor and her expression tightened unhappily.

    Tran Siberian

  • His expression tightened as he turned and started running.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Mool†™ s skin tightened to inspired attention. “A Texaco heating one, too! ” he said, and his second tentacle yanked to the advert box.

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  • Working the heavy flesh inside her as his expression tightened, as sweat ran down his temple, his neck.

    Wicked Pleasures

  • "You're always a part of me," she moaned, staring into his eyes, feeling that emotion storming through him, seeing it as his expression tightened, his eyes darkened.

    Wicked Pleasures

  • Terror seeped through every crack of Iraqi society as Saddam Hussein tightened his control.

    The Accuser

  • Terror seeped through every crack of Iraqi society as Saddam Hussein tightened his control.

    The Accuser

  • Lucas didn't rise to the bait, though his expression tightened just a bit.

    Hunting Fear

  • NGUYEN: The word tightened doesn't even come close when you're talking security at the Democratic National Convention.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2004

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