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tauten

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verb taut·en \ˈtȯ-tən\

Simple Definition of tauten

  • : to make (something) tight or taut or to become tight or taut

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tauten

tautened

tautening

play \ˈtȯt-niŋ, ˈtȯ-tən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make taut <tauten the rope>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become taut

Examples of tauten in a sentence

  1. The wire tautened as they pulled on it.

  2. <he tautened the rope and then tied it off>



Circa 1814

First Known Use of tauten

circa 1814


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