verb (used with or without object)
IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?
OTHER WORDS FROM tighten
Example sentences from the Web for tighten
Earlier this year, security at major airports was tightened because of a tip that al-Asiri had been working on a cell phone bomb.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps encouraged by such accommodative silence, China has tightened its grip over Tibet.
In July 2013, the U.S. and the European Union tightened loopholes on a ban on gold exports to Iran.Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme|Jamie Dettmer|December 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Hayei Sarah is read, these restrictions are often tightened, taking away more rights to make room for the festival weekend.
The lap band also requires multiple follow-up visits so that it can be tightened as patients adjust to eating smaller portions.Chris Christie’s Weight Loss: The Lap-Band Procedure Explained|Lizzie Crocker|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The thumb-screw a being loosened, the compass legs may be rudely adjusted for distance apart, and a is then tightened.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
Mr. Dootleby threw open his coat, tightened his grasp on his walking-stick, and said, very quietly: "What are you doing?"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York|Lemuel Ely Quigg
With corn and peas, it is better to have the water deep enough to cover the jars, for boiling after tops are tightened.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
She dropped her eyes and tightened her fingers around the shining drinking cup.While Caroline Was Growing|Josephine Daskam Bacon
The muscles of Toms throat had tightened until he felt as though he was choking.Within the Capes|Howard Pyle