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
Greitens, who was flanked by Republican lawmakers and workers at JPI Glass in Kansas City, signed a bill to establish four new adult high schools and signed three pieces of legislation meant to tighten restrictions on lawsuits against businesses.
But the situation began to unravel in June 2015, when the peace process broke down, and Mr. Erdogan began once more to tighten restrictions on Kurdish society.
The 6-foot-8 freshman forward left Wednesday's practice after his lower back tightened up during routine shooting drills.
In fact, closing off access to global markets created new opportunities for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to tighten its grip on the economy through smuggling and monopolies.
Kourtney and Kim enjoy neck tightening, while Khloé gets her legs tightened and has more work done on the removal of her lower-back tattoo.
Amid broad belt-tightening after the 2008 economic downturn, lawmakers and the governor slashed funding for child-welfare services.
The web of lending regulations that was tightened after the financial crisis has yet to be eased.
For the last month of the season, Luke Jarvis' back has sporadically tightened up on him.
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First Known Use of tighten
TIGHTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tighten for English Language Learners
: to make (something) tight or tighter or to become tight or tighter
TIGHTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of tighten for Students
: to make or become tight He tightened his grip.
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