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

2 senses of straiten

Sense 1
straiten, distress -- (bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship)
       => trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother -- (to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but...")

Sense 2
straiten -- (squeeze together)
       => confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

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