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See definition of straiten on Dictionary.com
  • verbdistress
  • verblimit

synonyms for straiten

  • confuse
  • corner
  • fluster
  • perplex
See also synonyms for: straitened

antonyms for straiten

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  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • explain
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How to use straiten in a sentence

Does he not, at this instant, straiten and invade your confederates, whom you have solemnly sworn to protect?
THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN AND LADY'S MONITOR, AND ENGLISH TEACHER'S ASSISTANTJOHN HAMILTON MOORE
O love immense and independent, which nothing can limit or straiten!
SPIRITUAL TORRENTSJEANNE MARIE BOUVIRES DE LA MOT GUYON
Col. Harden, at the same time, with a body of mounted militia, had it in charge to straiten the enemy upon the Edisto.
THE LIFE OF FRANCIS MARIONWILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS
Hatsell, Baron—Mr. Cowper, I would not have you straiten yourself, but only ask those questions that are pertinent.
STATE TRIALS VOL. 2 (OF 2)VARIOUS
He told me he could not say but it might straiten him a little; but, however, it was my money, and I might want it more than he.
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE (1808)DANIEL DEFOE
I want you to consider what per cent you can pay, and not straiten yourselves too much.
HOPE MILLSAMANDA M. DOUGLAS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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