What does the word tighten mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To make or become tight or tighter.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Tightness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Tightly.

Usage examples for tighten

  1. The first links in a curious chain had already caught; soon the chain would tighten, pull as though by chance, and bring their lives into one and the same circle. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood
  2. Their struggle had only helped to tighten their bonds; and what wonder? – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley