retighten

verb re·tight·en \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtī-tᵊn \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of retighten

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

First Known Use of retighten

1749

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