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1 Translation result for tighten in Spanish

verb

tighten verb

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tightened, has tightened, is tightening, tightens
tensar (una cuerda, etc.), apretar (un nudo, un tornillo, etc.), apretarse (el cinturón), reforzar (las reglas)

Example sentences of
tighten verb

  • She tightened her hold on the handle.
  • tighten the straps on the backpack so that the load doesn't shift while hiking

Reverse translation for tighten

tensar  (una cuerda, etc.) - to tense, to make taut, to draw (a bow) 
apretar  (un nudo, un tornillo, etc.) - to press, to push, to press, to push (a button), to tighten, to fit tightly, to be too tight, to squeeze 
apretarse  (el cinturón)
reforzar  (las reglas) - to reinforce, to strengthen, (figurative) to beef up, to encourage, to support 
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