Definition of retighten in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈtʌɪt(ə)n/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[with object]
Tighten again; make tighter: loosen the tourniquet every hour or so and then retighten it
More example sentences
  • Well, I say my bike was completely unaffected - I had to stop a few miles down the course and completely retighten my mudguard bolts, as they were rattling like mad and doing my head in.
  • Public interest groups denounced the move, and legislators retightened some of the rules.
  • I had to reach around his waist to grab the loose end of the belt and retightened it with a series of sharp tugs.

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