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contract

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increase

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to make or become tight or tighter

to make or become tense

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Let it want what it may," replied Don Quixote, "it shall not be said of me now or at any time that tears or entreaties turned me aside from doing what was in accordance with knightly usage; and so I beg of thee, Sancho, to hold thy peace, for God, who has put it into my heart to undertake now this so unexampled and terrible adventure, will take care to watch over my safety and console thy sorrow; what thou hast to do is to tighten Rocinante's girths well, and wait here, for I shall come back shortly, alive or dead.
Global Banking News-December 28, 2017--Chinese central bank tightens security for QR code payment services
The state of the credit markets most often move in tandem with the general economy, so when the economy softens, as it appears to be currently, the availability of credit typically tightens.
have never managed portfolios of loans through a credit cycle trough, and the jury is out as to how they will act when credit tightens.
New Study Shows Laser Technology May Be the Most Effective Way to Tighten Skin