(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Straitened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Straitening.] 1. To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine.
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Waters, when straitened, as at the falls of bridges, give a roaring noise.
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In narrow circuit, straitened by a foe.
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2. To make tense, or tight; to tighten.
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They straiten at each end the cord.
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3. To restrict; to distress or embarrass in respect of means or conditions of life; -- used chiefly in the past participle; -- as, a man straitened in his circumstances.
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