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
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Kathy Eckhold is one who lives with the ever-tightening squeeze.
Analysts see CA Technologies as a way for Broadcom to acquire a highly profitable mainframe business that would broaden its portfolio, and apply its belt-tightening formula to raise profits.
That has led Democrats to lay the blame on the White House, highlighting Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal as a factor in the tightening global oil supply.
The Mulberry is a slick, slim sneaker with a trick; laces can be tightened with one hand by pulling and looping around a button.
There was kindling for a fire, but by the time series reconvened at Pocono, the Penske lid had been tightened over the dispute and no more ill words were spoken.
But in a March interview, Francine Locke, the district’s environmental director, told reporters that the metal jacket shielding the pipe’s asbestos coating was simply tightened.
Over that same period, the tightening generic ballot test measuring preferences for the 2018 election show much of that same support drifting back, like metal filings toward a magnet, around congressional Republicans.
And any sizable cut in Iranian oil production could exacerbate what has been a tightening global oil supply.
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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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