tighten your grip on something

tighten your grip on something

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tighten your grip on something — 1) to hold someone or something more firmly He tightened his grip on her arms, making her wince. 2) to begin to control someone or something more strictly The military government has tightened its grip on the province …   English dictionary

  • tighten — UK [ˈtaɪt(ə)n] / US or tighten up UK / US verb Word forms tighten : present tense I/you/we/they tighten he/she/it tightens present participle tightening past tense tightened past participle tightened Word forms tighten up : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • tighten — tight|en [ taıtn ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to turn something such as a screw or cover until it is tight and you cannot turn it any more 2. ) transitive to pull something such as a rope or belt until it is straighter or fits more tightly around… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grip — grip1 [grıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm hold)¦ 2¦(power)¦ 3¦(understanding)¦ 4 come/get to grips with something 5 lose your grip 6 get/take a grip on yourself 7 Get a grip 8 be in the grip of something 9¦(stop something slipping)¦ 10¦(for hair)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tighten — [[t]ta͟ɪt(ə)n[/t]] tightens, tightening, tightened 1) V ERG If you tighten your grip on something, or if your grip tightens, you hold the thing more firmly or securely. [V n] Luke answered by tightening his grip on her shoulder... [V prep] Her… …   English dictionary

  • tighten — tight|en [ˈtaıtn] v also tighten up 1.) [T] to close or fasten something firmly by turning it ≠ ↑loosen ▪ Tighten the screws firmly. ▪ I d put the new tyre on, but I hadn t tightened up the wheel. 2.) [I and T] if you tighten a rope, wire etc, or …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grip — grip1 [ grıp ] noun ** ▸ 1 firm strong hold ▸ 2 power/control ▸ 3 part of object for holding ▸ 4 someone who moves cameras ▸ 5 small bag for traveling ▸ 6 for holding hair ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) singular a firm strong hold: Marguerite took my hand in a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grip */*/ — I UK [ɡrɪp] / US noun Word forms grip : singular grip plural grips 1) a) [singular] a firm strong hold Marguerite took my hand in a surprisingly strong grip. tighten your grip: Pete tightened his grip on her arm. release/loosen your grip: She… …   English dictionary

  • tighten — also tighten up verb 1 (T) to close or fasten something firmly by turning it: Tighten up the screws. | You ll need to tighten the lid on the jar. 2 (I, T) if you tighten a rope, wire etc, or if it tightens, it is stretched or pulled so that it… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • loosen — [[t]lu͟ːs(ə)n[/t]] loosens, loosening, loosened 1) VERB If someone loosens restrictions or laws, for example, they make them less strict or severe. [V n] Many business groups have been pressing the Federal Reserve to loosen interest rates... [V… …   English dictionary

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