over-tighten


over-tighten

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to make or become tight or tighter.

verb

  1. to make or become tight or tighter
  2. tighten one’s belt to economize

v.“to make tight,” 1727; the earlier verb was simply tight, from Old English tyhtan, from the root of tight. Related: Tightened; tightening.

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