Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb constrict

2 senses of constrict

Sense 1
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Sense 2
constrict, constringe, narrow -- (become tight or as if tight; "Her throat constricted")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

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