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taut·en

 (tôt′n)
tr. & intr.v. taut·ened, taut·en·ing, taut·ens
To make or become taut.
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tauten

(ˈtɔːtən)
vb
to make or become taut or tense
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taut•en

(ˈtɔt n)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become taut.
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tauten


Past participle: tautened
Gerund: tautening

Imperative
tauten
tauten
Present
I tauten
you tauten
he/she/it tautens
we tauten
you tauten
they tauten
Preterite
I tautened
you tautened
he/she/it tautened
we tautened
you tautened
they tautened
Present Continuous
I am tautening
you are tautening
he/she/it is tautening
we are tautening
you are tautening
they are tautening
Present Perfect
I have tautened
you have tautened
he/she/it has tautened
we have tautened
you have tautened
they have tautened
Past Continuous
I was tautening
you were tautening
he/she/it was tautening
we were tautening
you were tautening
they were tautening
Past Perfect
I had tautened
you had tautened
he/she/it had tautened
we had tautened
you had tautened
they had tautened
Future
I will tauten
you will tauten
he/she/it will tauten
we will tauten
you will tauten
they will tauten
Future Perfect
I will have tautened
you will have tautened
he/she/it will have tautened
we will have tautened
you will have tautened
they will have tautened
Future Continuous
I will be tautening
you will be tautening
he/she/it will be tautening
we will be tautening
you will be tautening
they will be tautening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tautening
you have been tautening
he/she/it has been tautening
we have been tautening
you have been tautening
they have been tautening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tautening
you will have been tautening
he/she/it will have been tautening
we will have been tautening
you will have been tautening
they will have been tautening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tautening
you had been tautening
he/she/it had been tautening
we had been tautening
you had been tautening
they had been tautening
Conditional
I would tauten
you would tauten
he/she/it would tauten
we would tauten
you would tauten
they would tauten
Past Conditional
I would have tautened
you would have tautened
he/she/it would have tautened
we would have tautened
you would have tautened
they would have tautened
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tauten - become taut or tauter; "Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly"; "the rope tautened"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
2.tauten - make taut or tauter; "tauten a rope"
tighten, fasten - make tight or tighter; "Tighten the wire"
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tauten

verb
To make or become tense:
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Translations
يَشُد، يُوَتِّر
napnout
stramme
strekkja
napnúť
germek

tauten

[ˈtɔːtn]
A. VT [+ muscles, body, rope, cable] → tensar; [+ skin] → estirar (Naut) → tesar
B. VI [muscles, body, rope, cable] → tensarse; [skin] → ponerse tirante
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tauten

[ˈtɔːtən]
vise raidir
vtraffermir
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tauten

vt ropespannen, straff anziehen, straffen; sailstraffen; muscle, bodyanspannen
visich spannen or straffen, straff werden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tauten

[ˈtɔːtn] vitendersi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

taut

(toːt) adjective
pulled tight. Keep the string taut while you tie a knot in it.
ˈtauten verb
to make or become taut. The ropes were tautened.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The Black pulled up his legs, tautening his whole body, obviously preparing to jump.
The depiction of his imprisonment suggests a national and popular leader in whom the fate of the people is concentrated: 'lifting his hand, saying aloud, "I shall not be ensnared," he felt the old strength flowing back, tingling at the roots of every hair on his head, tautening his muscles, till he stood up, up, all over England' (265).
Bent over the kitchen table, and up against the wall, and stumbling down the hall to the unmade bed, their hurts bare and spitting, anger tautening their hands and hips and teeth.
Its cover feels strangely and even eerily cool to the touch, and eases open toward the fore-edge as if tugged open by an unseen hand, but it is actually time's tautening of the skin, which is characteristic of vellum bindings.
I should hope to see the material persuade, for example, of a thing like this (which I see no means of proving): that in 80 per cent or better of the instances in which a court draws a solving rule from prior (unheld) language, or from a pair of "see's" and a "cf.," or from "the tendency of our cases," the court is not merely reaching for authority or color to justify the decision in hand, but is also seeking and finding comfort in the conviction that the decision and the rule announced fit with the feel of the body of our law--that they go with the grain rather than across or against it, that they fit into the net force-field and relieve instead of tautening the tensions and stresses [emphases dans l'original] (219).