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How to use tauten in a sentence

He leaped backward like an acrobat, as he saw the mighty muscles tauten for action, and so escaped being felled by the blow.
THE MOTOR RANGERS THROUGH THE SIERRASMARVIN WEST
We gave the Skippers voice time to reach the wheelhouse, and then saw the wake visibly tauten out.
THE SEA AND THE JUNGLEH. M. TOMLINSON
A moment more and the lines tauten: 'Mackerel it is, by Jingo!'
YACHTING VOL. 1VARIOUS.
Around the girl he drew his right arm; she felt his muscles tauten as he clasped her to him.
DARKNESS AND DAWNGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
Various methods were tried in the early days to tauten and strengthen the fabric.
THE ROMANCE OF AIRCRAFTLAWRENCE YARD SMITH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO TAUTEN

  • clean
  • clear the decks
  • fix up
  • frame
  • get act together
  • groom
  • neaten
  • order
  • police
  • pull together
  • put in good shape
  • put in order
  • put in shape
  • put to rights
  • shape up
  • spruce
  • spruce up
  • straighten
  • straighten up
  • tauten
  • whip into shape
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