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English verb: tighten

1. tighten (change) make tight or tighter


SamplesTighten the wire.


Synonymsfasten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)firm, frap, screw, tauten, wind, wind up

2. tighten (change) become tight or tighter


SamplesThe rope tightened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)compact, compress, constrict, constrict, constringe, contract, firm, narrow, press, squeeze, strain, tauten, tense

3. tighten (change) restrict


SamplesTighten the rules.
Stiffen the regulations.


Synonymsconstrain, stiffen, tighten up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

4. tighten (change) narrow or limit


SamplesReduce the influx of foreigners.


Synonymsreduce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel









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