Traducción de tighten en Español:

tighten

apretar, v.

Pronunciación /ˈtʌɪt(ə)n//ˈtaɪtn/

verbo transitivo

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    (knot/bolt) apretar
    (steering/wheel) ajustar
    (rope) tensar
    he tightened his hold on my arm me apretó más el brazo
    • His fingers tightened around my arm, and he brought his face close to mine.
    • Thus the screw tightens for those who dare hesitate to embrace this circular truth.
    • Matt tightens his arm around his girlfriend and glares at Bryan stonily.
    • In Germany, Italy and Belgium, tests are under way to see if the treatment can be used to tighten the upper arms.
    • I understand, obviously, that the country has had to tighten up its security controls.
    • Nor will the administrators of these establishments be pushing drugs in order to tighten control.
    • An analyst said the company should lay off more staff in order to tighten cost control.
    • Those of us in the know would attend lessons with a screwdriver, tightening or loosening screws as necessary.
    • It was immediately quelled as his iron grip on her arm began to tighten.
    • Ken came back with the security guard and examined the wheel and tightened up the screws and made me safe enough to move.
    • Victoria had her high heels on and was asking around for pliers to tighten up the screws on her heel.
    • He tightens his arm around my shoulder, and we just sit, leaving each to our own thoughts and memories.
    • Attracting quality role models is proving more difficult as the purse strings are tightened.
    • However, even if the country tightens controls in this area, minors can still ask adult friends to buy them.
    • I can feel him come back to reality and he tightens his arms around me.
    • As the boa constrictor tightens its grip our feelings of euphoria will grow as our power to transact on our own account diminishes.
    • His arms around her waist tightened as he moved her more snugly against him.
    • There are also proposals to tighten controls on visitors from the Caribbean and the Balkans.
    • He suddenly took a step closer to me, his hands tightening on my arms.
    • They'll be tightening the border control, if not slamming the borders completely shut.
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    (make stricter)
    (regulations) hacer más estricto
    (regulations) hacer más rígido
    (credit) restringir
    security has been tightened se han tomado medidas de seguridad más estrictas

verbo intransitivo

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    (muscles) tensarse
    (knot) apretarse
    the rope tightened around his neck la cuerda se le apretó alrededor del cuello