tauten

verb taut·en \ ˈtȯ-tᵊn \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of tauten

tautened; tautening play \ˈtȯt-niŋ, ˈtȯ-tᵊn-iŋ\
: to make taut
  • tauten the rope
: 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, tense, tighten;

Antonyms

loosen, slack, slacken;

Near Antonyms

ease, relax;

Related Words

elongate, extend, lengthen;

cinch, constrict;


TAUTEN Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of tauten for English Language Learners

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



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