Dictionary Results for tighten

1. tighten - verb

· make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"

Synonym(s): fasten

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify

2. tighten - verb

· become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"

Hypernym(s): change

3. tighten - verb

· severely restrict in scope or extent; "tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"

Synonym(s): stiffen, tighten_up, constrain

Hypernym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

4. tighten - verb

· narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"

Synonym(s): reduce

Hypernym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle

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