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Synonyms for tightening

verb constrict
  • narrow
  • stiffen
  • toughen
  • bind
  • clench
  • close
  • compress
  • condense
  • congeal
  • contract
  • cramp
  • crush
  • fasten
  • fix
  • grip
  • harden
  • pinch
  • pressure
  • rigidify
  • screw
  • secure
  • squeeze
  • strain
  • strangle
  • stretch
  • tauten
  • tense

Antonyms for tightening

  • allow
  • concentrate
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • free
  • give
  • help
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • let go
  • loose
  • loosen
  • lose
  • melt
  • open
  • release
  • uncompress
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • relax
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to tightening

contraction

noun. drawing in; shortening

contractions

noun. drawing in; shortening

narrowing

noun. shortening

stricture

noun. constriction
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.