Sentence Examples with the word tighten

This has a slotted end, engaged by a pin P fixed to the framing, and it will be seen that its action is to slacken the band if the load tends to rise and to tighten it in the contrary case.

A bridge of this pattern has the advantage that the insertion or removal of a plug in the measuring arm does not tend to tighten or loosen all the rest of the plugs; moreover, there are fewer plugs to manipulate, and each plug is occupied.

Thus, someone has to tighten the bolt on the automobile assembly line, and her wage is limited by the value her action adds to the car.

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Giuliano was murdered, Lorenzo escaped, to tighten his grasp upon the city, which now loved him and was proud of him.

I'd better get a screwdriver and tighten that ladder before you fall and break your neck.