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tighten its grip on

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  • tighten your grip on something — 1) to hold someone or something more firmly He tightened his grip on her arms, making her wince. 2) to begin to control someone or something more strictly The military government has tightened its grip on the province …   English dictionary

  • tighten — UK [ˈtaɪt(ə)n] / US or tighten up UK / US verb Word forms tighten : present tense I/you/we/they tighten he/she/it tightens present participle tightening past tense tightened past participle tightened Word forms tighten up : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • tighten — [[t]ta͟ɪt(ə)n[/t]] tightens, tightening, tightened 1) V ERG If you tighten your grip on something, or if your grip tightens, you hold the thing more firmly or securely. [V n] Luke answered by tightening his grip on her shoulder... [V prep] Her… …   English dictionary

  • tighten — tight|en [ taıtn ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to turn something such as a screw or cover until it is tight and you cannot turn it any more 2. ) transitive to pull something such as a rope or belt until it is straighter or fits more tightly around… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • grip — grip1 [grıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(firm hold)¦ 2¦(power)¦ 3¦(understanding)¦ 4 come/get to grips with something 5 lose your grip 6 get/take a grip on yourself 7 Get a grip 8 be in the grip of something 9¦(stop something slipping)¦ 10¦(for hair)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • grip — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hold on sth ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, good, secure, solid (esp. AmE), strong, tight ▪ crushing, death …   Collocations dictionary

  • First Stadtholderless Period — The First Stadtholderless Period or Era (1650 1672) (Dutch Eerste Stadhouderloze Tijdperk ) is the period in the history of the Dutch Republic in which it reached the zenith of its economic, military and political Golden Age. The term has… …   Wikipedia

  • Anschluss — The Audio|Anschluss.ogg|Anschluss [Until the German spelling reform of 1996, the word was spelled Anschluß .] (IPA de|ˈanʃlʊs; German: link up ), also known as the Audio|Anschluss Österreichs.ogg|Anschluss Österreichs, was the 1938 annexation of… …   Wikipedia

  • National Guard (Nicaragua) — In Nicaragua, the National Guard (Spanish: Guardia Nacional, otherwise known as Guardia) was a militia and a gendarmerie created during the occupation of that country by the United States from 1909 to 1933. It became notorious for human rights… …   Wikipedia

  • War in the Age of Intelligent Machines — (1991) is a book by Manuel de Landa that traces the history of warfare and of technology. It is influenced in part by Michel Foucault s Discipline and Punish (1978), and also reinterprets the concepts of war machines and the machinic phylum,… …   Wikipedia

  • Johor Sultanate — This article concerns the Sultanate of Johor. For office of the sultan, see Sultan of Johor. The Sultanate of Johor (or sometimes Johor Riau or Johor Riau Lingga) was founded by Malaccan Sultan Mahmud Shah s son, Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah in… …   Wikipedia


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