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tauten

[tawt-n] /ˈtɔt n/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or become taut.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; taut + -en1
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  • All these plot lines interweave and tauten right up to the unbearable romantic tension of the climax.
British Dictionary definitions for tauten

tauten

/ˈtɔːtən/
verb
1.
to make or become taut or tense
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Word Origin and History for tauten
v.

"to make taut," 1814, from taut + -en (1). Related: Tautened; tautening.

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