tauten

[ tawt-n ]
/ ˈtɔt n /

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become taut.

Nearby words

  1. taussig,
  2. taussig-bing syndrome,
  3. taut,
  4. tautavel man,
  5. tauted,
  6. tauto-,
  7. tautog,
  8. tautological,
  9. tautologism,
  10. tautologize

Origin of tauten

First recorded in 1805–15; taut + -en1

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Examples from the Web for tauten

  • Various methods were tried in the early days to tauten and strengthen the fabric.

    The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith


British Dictionary definitions for tauten

tauten

/ (ˈtɔːtən) /

verb

to make or become taut or tense
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Word Origin and History for tauten

tauten

v.

"to make taut," 1814, from taut + -en (1). Related: Tautened; tautening.

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