tauten

verb taut·en \ ˈtȯ-tᵊn \

Definition of tauten

tautened; tautening play \ˈtȯt-niŋ, ˈtȯ-tᵊn-iŋ\
transitive verb
:to make taut
  • tauten the rope
intransitive verb
:to become taut

Examples of tauten in a Sentence

  1. The wire tautened as they pulled on it.

  2. he tautened the rope and then tied it off

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First Known Use of tauten

1777

tauten Synonyms

Synonyms
strain, stretch, tighten, tense
Antonyms
loosen, slack, slacken
Related Words
elongate, extend, lengthen; cinch, constrict
Near Antonyms
ease, relax

TAUTEN Defined for English Language Learners

tauten

verb

Definition of tauten for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) tight or taut or to become tight or taut



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