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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One that more firmly or closely fixes in place;

Usage examples (25)
  • Like many folks, this year has been a bit of a belt-tightener.
  • I 'm quite sure rain must be a skin-tightener like those things you see in advertisements.'
  • For this supplying them with food is as it were a tightener of love, for even the brute creation, if taken away from their young, pine away, as we constantly see.
  • If both sensors fail nearly simultaneously after an initial airbag-system check, a seatbelt tightener and the curtain shield airbag could be inadvertently activated. for more
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