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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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Other treatments were meant to tighten, lift and contour her face.
Chinese regulators have tightened their oversight of the nation's QR code payment services.
The skin tightens during the initial process and continues to tighten for three to six months afterward.
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. As a result, companies need to pay special attention in order to manage risks that arise from the uncertainty during downturns in the credit cycle.
A deep credit freeze is not likely in 1999, but builders and developers should be prepared to shop around as credit tightens.
In the first phase, a single-spindle tool was developed that tightens one bolt at a time.
Global Banking News-July 13, 2016--New Zealand tightens trust laws
Global Banking News-December 16, 2015--Hungary tightens collateral rules
Global Banking News-December 19, 2014--European banking watchdog tightens online payment rules
Global Banking News-September 11, 2013--Central bank of Singapore tightens credit rules(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Global Banking News-October 31, 2012--Peruvian central bank tightens reserves(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Global Banking News-14 April 2010-Singapore tightens currency policy(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
The SANI-TORQ[TM] clamping device is designed to tighten sanitary clamps to a specified torque setting.