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English definition of “tauten”

tauten

verb [I or T]     /ˈtɔː.tən/ US  /ˈtɑːt̬-/
to become taut (= tight ): The muscles in his face suddenly tautened.Tight and tightening
(Definition of tauten verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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