Simple Definition of tighten
: to make (something) tight or tighter or to become tight or tighter
Examples of tighten in a sentence
She tightened her hold on the handle.
<tighten the straps on the backpack so that the load doesn't shift while hiking>
First Known Use of tighten
Rhymes with tighten
brighten, Brighton, chitin, chiton, frighten, heighten, lighten, titan, triton, whiten
TIGHTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of tighten for Students
: to make or become tight <He tightened his grip.>
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