- The definition of tighten is to make something more fixed in place, more constricted, or more snug.
- To turn the lid on a jar is an example of tighten.
- To cut back on spending is an example of tighten a budget.
- To tailor a shirt to fit more closely is an example of tighten.
- tightener noun
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tr. & intr.v. tight·ened, tight·en·ing, tight·ens
- tightˈen·er noun