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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tight·en /ˈtaɪtṇ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Just where I please, with tightened rein
 I'll urge thee round the dusty plain.   --Fawkes.
 Tightening pulley Mach., a pulley which rests, or is forced, against a driving belt to tighten it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire" [syn: fasten]
      2: become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
      3: restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
         [syn: stiffen, tighten up, constrain]
      4: narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners" [syn: reduce]