tighten up

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Verb1.tighten up - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
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w>tighten up

= tighten VI
(in discipline) → strenger werden, härter durchgreifen; they’ve tightened up on securitysie haben die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen verschärft
vt sep
= tighten VT a
organization, procedurestraffen; discipline, controlsverschärfen
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Senior royals have now told lawyers to tighten up employment contracts.
SOUTHPORT boss Peter Davenport has urged his side to tighten up defensively ahead of a crunch Easter weekend.
The customer tried to squeeze the slide in a bench vise in order to tighten up the horizontal or sine play.