straiten

straiten

[streyt-n]
verb (used with object)
1.
to put into difficulties, especially 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 confine within narrow limits.

Origin:
1515–25; strait + -en1

unstraitened, adjective
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straiten (ˈstreɪtən)
 
vb
1.  (tr; usually passive) to embarrass or distress, esp financially
2.  (tr) to limit, confine, or restrict
3.  archaic to make or become narrow

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