straiten

  • 1 Straiten — Strait en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straitened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straitening}.] 1. To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine. [1913 Webster] Waters, when straitened, as at the falls of bridges, give a roaring noise. Bacon. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 straiten — [strāt′ n] vt. 1. Now Rare a) to make strait or narrow b) to hem in closely c) to restrict or confine in scope, range, etc.; hamper 2. to bring into difficulties; cause to be in distress or want: usually in the phrase in straitened circumstances …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 straiten — transitive verb (straitened; straitening) Date: circa 1552 1. a. to make strait or narrow b. to hem in ; confine 2. archaic to restrict in freedom or scope ; hamper 3. to subject to distress, privation, or deficiency …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 4 straiten — /strayt n/, v.t. 1. to put into difficulties, esp. financial ones: His obligations had straitened him. 2. to restrict in range, extent, amount, pecuniary means, etc: Poverty straitens one s way of living. 3. Archaic. a. to make narrow. b. to… …

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  • 5 straiten — verb a) To squeeze something together to make it narrow, or to confine it in a smaller space The channel straitened the river through the town, made it flow faster, and caused more flooding upstream. b) To restrict, especially financially. Rising …

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  • 6 straiten — Synonyms and related words: arrest, bottle up, bound, box in, box up, bridle, cabin, casket, check, cloister, closet, coffin, condition, confine, constrain, constrict, contain, contract, control, cool, cool off, copyright, cramp, crib, curb,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 straiten — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [Distress] Syn. perplex, corner, fluster; see confuse , embarrass 1 . 2. [To limit] Syn. contract, confine, constrain; see hinder , restrict 2 . • in straitened circumstances, Syn. short of money, financially embarrassed,… …

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  • 8 straiten — straighten …

    American English homophones

  • 9 straiten — strait·en || streɪtn v. put in a difficult situation; restrict, confine; make narrow (Archaic) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 straiten — verb 1》 [as adjective straitened] restricted in range.     ↘restricted because of poverty: they lived in straitened circumstances. 2》 archaic make or become narrow …

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  • 11 straiten — v. a. 1. Confine, limit, constrict, contract, constrain. 2. Narrow. 3. Stretch, straighten, make tight or tense. 4. Distress, perplex, pinch, embarrass, press …

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  • 12 straiten — v 1. pauperize, impoverish, break, bankrupt, ruin; distress, embarrass, press, corner, Inf. drive to the wall, Inf. have on the ropes, Inf. have between a rock and a hard place; trouble, bother, harry, vex, annoy; persecute, plague, harass,… …

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  • 13 straiten — strait·en …

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  • 14 straiten — strait•en [[t]ˈstreɪt n[/t]] v. t. ened, en•ing 1) to put into esp. financial difficulties 2) a) to make narrow b) to confine within narrow limits 3) archaic to restrict in range, extent, or amount • Etymology: 1515–25 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 straiten — /ˈstreɪtn/ (say straytn) verb (t) 1. to put into difficulties, especially financial ones: in straitened circumstances. 2. to restrict in range, extent, amount, pecuniary means, etc. 3. Obsolete to make narrow. 4. Obsolete to confine within narrow …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 straiten — v. 1 tr. restrict in range or scope. 2 tr. (as straitened adj.) of or marked by poverty. 3 tr. & intr. archaic make or become narrow …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 straighten — straiten …

    American English homophones

  • 18 Straitened — Straiten Strait en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straitened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straitening}.] 1. To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine. [1913 Webster] Waters, when straitened, as at the falls of bridges, give a roaring noise.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Straitening — Straiten Strait en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straitened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straitening}.] 1. To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine. [1913 Webster] Waters, when straitened, as at the falls of bridges, give a roaring noise.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 ἀποστενῶν — ἀποστενόω straiten pres part act masc voc sg (doric aeolic) ἀποστενόω straiten pres part act neut nom/voc/acc sg (doric aeolic) ἀποστενόω straiten pres part act masc nom sg ἀποστενόω straiten pres inf act (doric) ἀποστενόω straiten pres part act… …

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