tighten ●●●○○
تلفظ آنلاین

COLLOCATION

tighten /ˈtaɪtn/ (also tighten up) verb


سفت کردن ، محکم کردن ، تنگ کردن ، فشردن ، بستن ، کیپ کردن ، سفت شدن ، علوم مهندسی: تنگ کردن
tighten
(Informal)
[verb]
Synonyms: squeeze, close, constrict, narrow

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

tighten /ˈtaɪtn/ (also tighten up) verb
[Word Family: adverb: tight, tightly; verb: tighten; noun: tightness; adjective: tight]

1. [transitive] to close or fasten something firmly by turning it Antonym : loosen:
Tighten the screws firmly.
I’d put the new tyre on, but I hadn’t tightened up the wheel.

2. [intransitive and transitive] if you tighten a rope, wire etc, or if it tightens, it is stretched or pulled so that it becomes tight:
When you tighten guitar strings, the note gets higher.
The rope tightened around his body.

3. [intransitive and transitive] to become stiff or make a part of your body become stiff Antonym : relax:
His mouth tightened into a thin, angry line.
Tighten up the muscles of both arms.

4. tighten your grip/hold on something
a) to control a place or situation more strictly:
Rebel forces have tightened their hold on the capital.
b) to hold someone or something more firmly:
Sarah tightened her grip on my arm.

5. [transitive] to make a rule, law, or system more strict Antonym : relax:
Efforts to tighten the rules have failed.
tighten up on something
a range of measures to tighten up on illegal share dealing

6. tighten your belt informal to try to spend less money than you used to:
Businesses were tightening their belts and cutting jobs.

7. tighten the screws (on somebody) informal to try to force someone to do something, by threatening them or making things difficult for them – used in news reports:
Closing the border would tighten the screws on the terrorists.

8. [intransitive] American English if a race or competition tightens, the distance between the competitors becomes smaller:
He expects the presidential race to tighten.
tighten up phrasal verb
if a team or group tightens up, they start working together more effectively
tighten something ↔ up
We have tightened up the defence and are winning matches as a result.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

tighten
verb
I. become/make sth firmer/tighter
ADV. fractionally, a little, slightly | convulsively, involuntarily Her fingers tightened convulsively with every jolt she received.
painfully | up Can you tighten up the bolts for me?
VERB + TIGHTEN seem to | feel sth, sense sth He felt his stomach tighten.
make sth His words made her throat tighten.
PREP. about/around/round His hand tightened painfully around her wrist.
on Her grip seemed to tighten on the door handle.
in He saw his father's jaw tighten in irritation.
into His mouth tightened into a thin hard line.
with Her face tightened with pain.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

tighten
II. make sth more strict
ADV. considerably
VERB + TIGHTEN take steps to Steps were taken to tighten discipline in the school.
PREP. up The law in this area has been tightened up considerably.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


TahlilGaran Online Dictionary ver 14.0
All rights reserved, Copyright © ALi R. Motamed 2001-2020.

TahlilGaran : دیکشنری آنلاین تحلیلگران (معنی tighten) | علیرضا معتمد , دیکشنری تحلیلگران , وب اپلیکیشن , تحلیلگران , دیکشنری , آنلاین , آیفون , IOS , آموزش مجازی 4.14 : 2172
4.14دیکشنری آنلاین تحلیلگران (معنی tighten)
دیکشنری تحلیلگران (وب اپلیکیشن، ویژه کاربران آیفون، IOS) | دیکشنری آنلاین تحلیلگران (معنی tighten) | موسس و مدیر مسئول :