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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