tauten

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verb taut·en \ˈtȯ-tən\

Definition of tauten

tautened

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tautening

play \ˈtȯt-niŋ, ˈtȯ-tən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make taut tauten the rope

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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

1777

First Known Use of tauten

1777


TAUTEN Defined for English Language Learners

tauten

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verb taut·en \ˈtȯ-tən\

Definition of tauten for English Language Learners

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



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