[ tawt-n ]
/ ˈtɔt n /
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become taut.
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Example sentences 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
/ (ˈtɔːtən) /
to make or become taut or tense
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