present participle of tighten
as in tensing
to draw tight tighten the straps on the backpack so that the load doesn't shift while hiking

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“Tightening.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tightening. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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