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Definition of tauten verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tauten

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːtn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tauten
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːtn//
 
he / she / it tautens
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːtnz//
 
past simple tautened
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːtnd//
 
past participle tautened
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːtnd//
 
-ing form tautening
BrE BrE//ˈtɔːtnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɔːtnɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] tauten (something) to become taut; to make something taut Here are some exercises to tauten facial muscles. His body tautened, then relaxed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tauten