straiten

Definitions of straiten
1

v squeeze together

Type of:
confine, detain
deprive of freedom; take into confinement

v bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

Synonyms:
distress
Type of:
bother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out, trouble
to cause inconvenience or discomfort to

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