retighten

verb
re·​tight·​en | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtī-tᵊn \
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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