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to make or become tight or tighter

to make or become tense

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Do that 10 times in a day, and you've done 30 squats--enough to seriously tighten your thighs.
By region, overall bank lending conditions eased in EM Europe, MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa but continued to tighten in EM Asia and Latin America.
He'll tighten the nuts to the correct torque: 157-173 lb-ft on the first go-around and 214-236 lb-ft to finish.
And while rental concessions are unlikely to move appreciably in either direction over the short-term, owners are beginning to tighten workletter and free rent packages
The unique characteristic about Thermi is that it has multiple uses; depending on the temperature, depth, and area in which the probe is being applied it can tighten skin and tissue, melt fat, or permanently relax frown lines just like Botox.
The apex bank is expected to tighten monetary policy after inflation in the nation quickened to the fastest pace this year, first deputy governor, Millison Narh said.
Put on the lock nuts and tighten them as much as possible.
If the Fed didn't tighten at this June meeting, it would lose control of the stock market and the economy, demand would continue to soar further based on higher stock prices and threaten potentially greater inflationary imbalances,'' Jones said.
Several large lease transactions including Columbia House, Price Waterhouse and Saks Fifth Avenue have helped to tighten supply and slice the vacancy rate by almost a full percentage point in Midtown.
The bank, which had raised its lending rate further at this month's meeting, is expected to tighten rates further as long as the pressure on its currency continues.
Tighten all the nuts by hand first, then torque the nuts to 90-110 lb-ft following the proper pattern.
In the short-term (three to five years), Japan's shrinking population (expected to start falling by 2007) will shrink the labor force, tighten labor market conditions, and lower the jobless rate.
But if they pass under the fast-growing clouds outside the eye, the cloud convection pulls air upward, stretching the vortex skyward and causing it to tighten.
Global Banking News-May 24, 2013--DNB-Banks continue to tighten credit standards for SMEs(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
Goldberg evaluated whether deep unipolar RF-induced heating could tighten the skin irregularities of cellulite when administered in six treatment sessions every two weeks.