Tightening
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 manner. [1913 Webster]

Just where I please, with tightened rein I'll urge thee round the dusty plain. --Fawkes. [1913 Webster]

{Tightening pulley} (Mach.), a pulley which rests, or is forced, against a driving belt to tighten it. [1913 Webster]


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  • tightening — UK US /ˈtaɪtənɪŋ/ noun [S or U] ► ECONOMICS, BANKING, GOVERNMENT the activity of limiting the amount of money that people and companies are able to borrow or spend, for example by increasing interest rates: credit/fiscal/monetary tightening… …   Financial and business terms

  • tightening — noun the act of making something tighter (Freq. 1) the tightening of economic controls • Ant: ↑loosening • Derivationally related forms: ↑tighten • Hypernyms: ↑alteration, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tightening — noun The act or process of making more tight …   Wiktionary

  • Tightening — Натяжение; затяжка, затягивание …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • tightening — Synonyms and related words: accelerando, acceleration, aggravation, beefing up, blowing up, blowup, clamping, clamping down, compression, concentration, condensation, consolidation, crescendoing, crescent, crush, deepening, enhancement,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tightening — n. fastening, strengthening; act of making something tighter; become tight or tighter; making skin less lax, act of making the sking tighter tight·en || taɪtn v. make tight, pull taught; become tight, become taught …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tightening pulley — 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 manner. [1913 Webster] Just where I please, with tightened rein I ll urge thee round the dusty plain. Fawkes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tightening key — Corner Key is a small wedge or block inserted into the slotted inside corners of a canvas stretcher frame. The key is tapped in to expand the stretcher bars slightly, tensioning the canvas. The keys can be used to re tighten the canvas as it… …   Wikipedia

  • Tightening of blanket — Натяжение офсетной пластины; Обтяжка офсетного цилиндра декелем; затяжка офсетной пластины …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • tightening the belt — fastening a waistband; thriftiness, being economical, being frugal …   English contemporary dictionary

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