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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tighten  \Tight"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tightened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Tightening}.] 
  To  draw  tighter;  to  straiten;  to  make  more  close  in  any 
  Just  where  I  please,  with  tightened  rein  I'll  urge  thee 
  round  the  dusty  plain.  --Fawkes. 
  {Tightening  pulley}  (Mach.),  a  pulley  which  rests,  or  is 
  forced,  against  a  driving  belt  to  tighten  it 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  tight  or  tighter;  "Tighten  the  wire"  [syn:  {fasten}] 
  2:  become  tight  or  tighter;  "The  rope  tightened" 
  3:  restrict;  "Tighten  the  rules";  "stiffen  the  regulations" 
  [syn:  {stiffen},  {tighten  up},  {constrain}] 
  4:  narrow  or  limit;  "reduce  the  influx  of  foreigners"  [syn:  {reduce}] 

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