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On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tauten, such as: constrict, force, stiffen, straighten, strain, and tighten.

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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.

  • We gave the Skippers voice time to reach the wheelhouse, and then saw the wake visibly tauten out.

    The Sea and the Jungle | H. M. Tomlinson
  • A moment more and the lines tauten: 'Mackerel it is, by Jingo!'

    Yachting Vol. 1 | Various.
  • Around the girl he drew his right arm; she felt his muscles tauten as he clasped her to him.

    Darkness and Dawn | George Allan England
  • Various methods were tried in the early days to tauten and strengthen the fabric.

    The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith

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