Definitions of straiten
  1. verb
    squeeze together
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    type of:
    confine, detain
    deprive of freedom; take into confinement
  2. verb
    bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    synonyms: distress
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    type of:
    bother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble
    to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
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