tighten up

  1. severely restrict in scope or extent
    stiffen the regulations
    tighten the rules
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How To Use tighten up In A Sentence

  • Brown had previously promised 'swift action' to tighten up the arrangements surrounding Britain's 'non doms' who only pay tax on income earned in this country.
  • But Venus must tighten up her game quickly if she is to maintain her winning run in the grand slams.
  • Green wants teachers to tighten up on student attendance.
  • When you are stressed you tighten up all the muscles and organs in your body, including your breathing apparatus. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice
  • He said he would take steps to tighten up the law.
  • He accused ministers of breaking election pledges to tighten up on immigration.
  • It's important to tighten up the wheels properly, otherwise they vibrate loose and fall off.
  • I made a mental note to tighten up the clause in the Rules about paramilitaries, and to add a sub-clause relating to drowsiness. MUSIC FOR BOYS
  • You want to tighten up the kevlar, OK ? All right. Offer still stands.
  • This is not always possible, but by doing this it is possible to tighten up the quiver tip until the ledger only just holds bottom.
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