HyperDic: tightening

English > 1 sense of the word tightening:
NOUNacttighteningthe act of making something tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
tightening > pronunciation
Soundstay'tahnihng; tay'tnihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > tightening: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of making something tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter.
Example"the tightening of economic controls"
Narrowertake-upThe action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
Broaderalteration, modification, adjustmentThe act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
Oppositeloosening, laxationThe act of making something less tight / tight / tight / tight
Spanishagarrotamiento
Catalanencarcarament
Verbstightenmake tight / tight or tighter / tighter

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