Examples of tighten in a Sentence
She tightened her hold on the handle.
tighten the straps on the backpack so that the load doesn't shift while hiking
Recent Examples of tighten from the Web
The largely unsuccessful efforts to block Telegram and their unintended consequences underscore the lengths to which the Kremlin is willing to go to tighten its grip on the internet, a rare bastion of free speech in Russia.
In recent years, however, as Beijing has tightened its grip on the former colony, Hong Kong has been increasingly supplanted by Taiwan, a self-governing island that has emerged as one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies.
The run-up to the election has been mired in controversy as Najib's government has attempted to further tighten its grip on power.
The race between former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich and former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray has tightened in recent weeks, leading the two to exchange blows.
But like everything else in Short Creek, Jeffs used the Trust to tighten his grip.
Analysts say the charges against the officials in Dagestan were part of the Kremlin’s efforts to tighten its grip on the restless region.
As authoritarianism continues to tighten its grip on Venezuela, large numbers of its citizens are fleeing, citing the economic crisis and rampant crime as reasons for departure.
Security has been tightened perceptibly, with travelers passing through train stations having to go through metal detectors.
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Definition of tighten for English Language Learners
: to make (something) tight or tighter or to become tight or tighter
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