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Tighten up   /tˈaɪtən əp/   Listen
Tighten up

verb
1.
Restrict.  Synonyms: constrain, stiffen, tighten.  "Stiffen the regulations"






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"Tighten up" Quotes from Famous Books



... came away, and I loosened the tourniquet slightly, and strapped up the edges of the wound, which were already showing signs of healing. For the first twenty-four hours I had remained always on watch; after that the hakims took their turns, I remaining in readiness to tighten up the tourniquet, should there be any rush of blood. I did not leave the Emir's house, but slept in a room close by ...
— With Kitchener in the Soudan - A Story of Atbara and Omdurman • G. A. Henty



Words linked to "Tighten up" :   bound, trammel, throttle, restrict, limit, confine, restrain, stiffen



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