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  • as insave
  • as inscrimp
  • as inskimp
  • as instint
  • as indiet
  • as ineconomize

synonyms for tighten belt

  • collect
  • conserve
  • keep
  • maintain
  • manage
  • spare
  • store
  • amass
  • cache
  • deposit
  • gather
  • hoard
  • hold
  • reserve
  • retrench
  • scrimp
  • skimp
  • squirrel
  • stash
  • stockpile
  • treasure
  • be frugal
  • be thrifty
  • cut corners
  • feather nest
  • hide away
  • lay aside
  • lay away
  • make ends meet
  • pile up
  • pinch pennies
  • put by
  • roll back
  • salt away
  • save for rainy day
  • sock away
  • stow away
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antonyms for tighten belt

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  • disperse
  • give
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • squander
  • use
  • waste
  • distribute
  • divide
  • let go
  • scatter
  • spend
  • endanger
  • harm
  • hurt
  • leave open
  • make vulnerable
  • throw away
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How to use tighten belt in a sentence

His boyish suspenders had been put away in favor of a belt, which was tight-drawn about his slim waist.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
He reached down inside my shirt, with a none too gentle hand, and relieved me of the belt that held the money.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Just smiled, a sardonic sort of grimace, and unbuckled his belt and handed it over without a word.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
In that instant I felt fingers tighten on my arm, tighten till they bit into the flesh, and I was pulled back into safety.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
He put his hand to his belt, screwed up his mug, and said he felt plumb et up inside.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
A millionaire might offer more for a life belt as a souvenir than a drowning man could pay for it to save his life.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Ships did little exploring in the Belt now—plenty of untouched rocks there but nothing really unknown.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
The belt of serpentine here is very narrow, and the veins of asbestos are closely pressed together.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
Nevertheless, he was girt with a sword in a ragged scabbard hanging from a frayed and shabby belt of leather.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The broad black belt which he wore contained many secret pockets, and from one of these he extracted a ten-dollar bill.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO TIGHTEN BELT

  • count calories
  • eat sparingly
  • fall off
  • fast
  • go without
  • lose weight
  • reduce
  • skinny down
  • slim
  • slim down
  • starve
  • tighten belt
  • watch weight
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.