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verb tighten pronunciation in British English /ˈtaɪt(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theytighten
he/she/ittightens
present participletightening
past tensetightened
past participletightened
present tense
I/you/we/theytighten up

or tighten up tighten pronunciation in British English

  1. 5
    [transitive] to make a set of rules stricter or harder to avoid

    a bill that will tighten trading rules

    tighten control:

    The government wants to tighten its control on the press.

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