retighten

verb

re·​tight·​en (ˌ)rē-ˈtī-tᵊn How to pronounce retighten (audio)
retightened; retightening

transitive verb

: to make (something) tight or tighter again
Retighten the screws.
He retightened his belt/grip.

Word History

First Known Use

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of retighten was in 1749

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Cite this Entry

“Retighten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retighten. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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