tauten

verb
taut·​en | \ ˈtȯ-tᵊn How to pronounce tauten (audio) \
tautened; tautening\ ˈtȯt-​niŋ How to pronounce tauten (audio) , ˈtȯ-​tᵊn-​iŋ \

Definition of tauten

transitive verb

: to make taut tauten the rope

intransitive verb

: to become taut

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Examples of tauten in a Sentence

The wire tautened as they pulled on it. he tautened the rope and then tied it off
Recent Examples on the Web Pimples pop, pupils dilate, tendons tauten, and breathing gets so shallow that people fall into respiratory acidosis. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 20 Apr. 2022 Those systems use hydraulics or electromagnetic fluids to soften or tauten the ride. Jack Stewart, WIRED, 9 Apr. 2018 BMW’s adaptive dampers stifle road imperfections and tauten the 5 Series for hard cornering. Miles Branman, Orange County Register, 26 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of tauten

1777, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Tauten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tauten. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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