retighten

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

Definition of retighten

transitive verb

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

First Known Use of retighten

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Retighten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retighten. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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