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Related to tightening: Monetary Tightening
tr. & intr.v. tight·ened, tight·en·ing, tight·ens
To make or become tight or tighter.
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1. (of a part of the body) tensing or stiffening
2. the act of making a rule, policy, or system stricter or more efficient
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|Noun||1.||tightening - the act of making something tighter; "the tightening of economic controls"|
take-up - the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in
modification, adjustment, alteration - the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
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tightening[ˈtaɪtnɪŋ] N [of rope] → tensamiento m; [of controls, security] → refuerzo m; [of skin] → tirantez f
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(= making stricter) [rules, control] → renforcement m
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