Word:

Tighten

Tight´en
v. t.1.To draw tighter; to straiten; to make more close in any manner.
[imp. & p. p. Tightened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tightening.]
Tightening pulley
(Mach.) a pulley which rests, or is forced, against a driving belt to tighten it.
Verb1.tighten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
Synonyms: fasten
2.tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
3.tighten - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
4.tighten - narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
Synonyms: reduce
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