tighten sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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tighten sth up

phrasal verb with tighten uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.tən/ verb [I or T]
to make something ​becometighter, ​firmer, or less ​easy to ​move: Now ​tighten up the ​screws.

tighten (sth) up

phrasal verb with tighten uk   us   /ˈtaɪ.tən/ verb [I or T]
to make a ​rule, ​system, or ​lawstronger and more ​difficult to ​avoid or ​ignore: Are there any ​plans to ​tighten up onadvertisingcontrols?
(Definition of tighten sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tighten sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使变紧,使紧固…
in Turkish iyice sıkıştırmak…
in Russian затягивать, закручивать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使變緊,使緊固…
in Polish dokręcać coś, napinać coś…
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