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>
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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