straiten

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Englisch - Englisch
To restrict, especially financially

Rising costs put those on fixed incomes in straitened circumstances.

Common misspelling of straighten
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.

{v} to make direct or narrow, to distress
squeeze together
To make tense, or tight; to tighten
To restrict; to distress or embarrass in respect of means or conditions of life; used chiefly in the past participle; as, a man straitened in his circumstances
misspelling of straighten
{f} put in a difficult situation; restrict, confine; make narrow (Archaic)
To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine
straitened
Simple past tense and past participle of straiten
straitened
squeezed or confined
straitened
past of straiten
straitened
distressed or embarrassed (especially financially)
straitened
If someone is living in straitened circumstances, they do not have as much money as they used to, and are finding it very hard to buy or pay for everything that they need. His father died when he was ten, leaving the family in straitened circumstances. not having enough money, especially not as much as you had before (strait ; STRAIT)
straitening
present participle of straiten
straitens
third-person singular of straiten
straiten
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