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 VPN crackdown coincides with a Cybersecurity Law that took effect on June 1 and tightens control over data.
China Shenhua Energy Co. jumped the most since March as supplies tightened amid peak summer demand.
SHANGHAI — The last of Facebook’s major products that still worked in China was disrupted by the government Tuesday, as Beijing broadly tightened its controls over the internet.
Mr Cai’s ascent is a sign that China’s president, Xi Jinping, is tightening his control over the city.
Renfroe exited Saturday’s game after feeling his neck tighten on a swing.
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 Royals sliced into the lead in the tightening American League Central, pulling within two games of first-place Cleveland and 1 1/2 games of second-place Minnesota after the Twins beat the Indians.
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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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