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strait·en

 (strāt′n)
tr.v. strait·ened, strait·en·ing, strait·ens
1. To put or bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.
2. Archaic
a. To make narrow.
b. To enclose in a limited area; confine.
c. To restrict in latitude or scope.

straiten

(ˈstreɪtən)
vb
1. (tr; usually passive) to embarrass or distress, esp financially
2. (tr) to limit, confine, or restrict
3. archaic to make or become narrow

strait•en

(ˈstreɪt n)

v.t. -ened, -en•ing.
1. to put into esp. financial difficulties.
2.
a. to make narrow.
b. to confine within narrow limits.
3. Archaic. to restrict in range, extent, or amount.
[1515–25]

straiten


Past participle: straitened
Gerund: straitening

Imperative
straiten
straiten
Present
I straiten
you straiten
he/she/it straitens
we straiten
you straiten
they straiten
Preterite
I straitened
you straitened
he/she/it straitened
we straitened
you straitened
they straitened
Present Continuous
I am straitening
you are straitening
he/she/it is straitening
we are straitening
you are straitening
they are straitening
Present Perfect
I have straitened
you have straitened
he/she/it has straitened
we have straitened
you have straitened
they have straitened
Past Continuous
I was straitening
you were straitening
he/she/it was straitening
we were straitening
you were straitening
they were straitening
Past Perfect
I had straitened
you had straitened
he/she/it had straitened
we had straitened
you had straitened
they had straitened
Future
I will straiten
you will straiten
he/she/it will straiten
we will straiten
you will straiten
they will straiten
Future Perfect
I will have straitened
you will have straitened
he/she/it will have straitened
we will have straitened
you will have straitened
they will have straitened
Future Continuous
I will be straitening
you will be straitening
he/she/it will be straitening
we will be straitening
you will be straitening
they will be straitening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been straitening
you have been straitening
he/she/it has been straitening
we have been straitening
you have been straitening
they have been straitening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been straitening
you will have been straitening
he/she/it will have been straitening
we will have been straitening
you will have been straitening
they will have been straitening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been straitening
you had been straitening
he/she/it had been straitening
we had been straitening
you had been straitening
they had been straitening
Conditional
I would straiten
you would straiten
he/she/it would straiten
we would straiten
you would straiten
they would straiten
Past Conditional
I would have straitened
you would have straitened
he/she/it would have straitened
we would have straitened
you would have straitened
they would have straitened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.straiten - bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble, bother - to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
2.straiten - squeeze together
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement
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