Tighten Definition

tītn
tightened, tightening, tightens
verb
tightened, tightening, tightens
To make or become tight or tighter.
American Heritage
To make or become tight or tighter.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
(economics) To make money harder to borrow or obtain.
If the government doesn't tighten the money supply, inflation is certain to be harsh.
Wiktionary
(economics) To raise short-term interest rates.
The Fed is expected to tighten by a quarter-point.
Wiktionary
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Origin of Tighten

  • Old English tyhtan.

    From Wiktionary

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