HyperDic: straiten

English > 2 senses of the word straiten:
VERBsocialstraiten, distressbring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
contactstraitensqueeze together
English > straiten: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymdistress
Broadertrouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherTo cause inconvenience or discomfort to
English > straiten: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsqueeze together.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderconfine, detaindeprive of freedom

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