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Straiten   Listen
verb
Straiten  v. t.  (past & past part. straitened; pres. part. straitening)  
1.
To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine. "Waters, when straitened, as at the falls of bridges, give a roaring noise." "In narrow circuit, straitened by a foe."
2.
To make tense, or tight; to tighten. "They straiten at each end the cord."
3.
To restrict; to distress or embarrass in respect of means or conditions of life; used chiefly in the past participle; as, a man straitened in his circumstances.






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Words linked to "Straiten" :   discommode, confine, distress, put out, incommode, inconvenience, bother, disoblige, trouble, detain



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