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to make or become tight or tighter

to make or become tense

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Once the scope is in position, tighten the ring screws, keeping in mind that as you tighten you will be slightly rotating the scope in the rings.
Most saw little urgency to tighten policy at this meeting, however.
Obviously, something more is required to tighten up on the receivers and anticipate their patterns.
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.
Here's a trick to tighten worn stems on most types of faucets: Wrap the stem tightly with Teflon pipe thread tape and slip the handle back over the stem.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses estimates 57 percent of lenders will tighten credit to small businesses in the next six months.
For most of last year, the evident strains on resources were sufficiently severe to steer the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) toward being more inclined to tighten than to ease monetary policy.
Building on year-end momentum and fortifying optimists' predictions of a recovery, the Midtown Manhattan office market continued to tighten during the first quarter of 1994.
Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, said on Thursday that the Central Bank would be best advised to tighten policy that would not hurt the labour market.
Put on the lock nuts and tighten them as much as possible.
The patented molecular active ingredient combination contains sesame to instantly and visibly smooth the skin, as well as tighten it.
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.
These thick coatings make nuts and bolts difficult to remove, prevent movable parts such as door hinges from sliding smoothly and interfere with efforts to tighten bolts to a specified degree.
Tighten all the nuts by hand first, then torque the nuts to 90-110 lb-ft following the proper pattern.