verb \ˈt-tən\

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

taut·enedtaut·en·ing \ˈtt-niŋ, ˈt-tən-iŋ\

Full Definition of TAUTEN

transitive verb
:  to make taut <tauten the rope>
intransitive verb
:  to become taut

Examples of TAUTEN

  1. The wire tautened as they pulled on it.
  2. <he tautened the rope and then tied it off>

First Known Use of TAUTEN

circa 1814

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Rhymes with TAUTEN


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