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Meaning of "straiten" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STRAITEN

straiten  [ˈstreɪtən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STRAITEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Straiten is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb straiten in English.

WHAT DOES STRAITEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of straiten in the English dictionary

The first definition of straiten in the dictionary is to embarrass or distress, esp financially. Other definition of straiten is to limit, confine, or restrict. Straiten is also to make or become narrow.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STRAITEN

PRESENT

Present
I straiten
you straiten
he/she/it straitens
we straiten
you straiten
they straiten
Present continuous
I am straitening
you are straitening
he/she/it is straitening
we are straitening
you are straitening
they are straitening
Present perfect
I have straitened
you have straitened
he/she/it has straitened
we have straitened
you have straitened
they have straitened
Present perfect continuous
I have been straitening
you have been straitening
he/she/it has been straitening
we have been straitening
you have been straitening
they have been straitening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I straitened
you straitened
he/she/it straitened
we straitened
you straitened
they straitened
Past continuous
I was straitening
you were straitening
he/she/it was straitening
we were straitening
you were straitening
they were straitening
Past perfect
I had straitened
you had straitened
he/she/it had straitened
we had straitened
you had straitened
they had straitened
Past perfect continuous
I had been straitening
you had been straitening
he/she/it had been straitening
we had been straitening
you had been straitening
they had been straitening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will straiten
you will straiten
he/she/it will straiten
we will straiten
you will straiten
they will straiten
Future continuous
I will be straitening
you will be straitening
he/she/it will be straitening
we will be straitening
you will be straitening
they will be straitening
Future perfect
I will have straitened
you will have straitened
he/she/it will have straitened
we will have straitened
you will have straitened
they will have straitened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been straitening
you will have been straitening
he/she/it will have been straitening
we will have been straitening
you will have been straitening
they will have been straitening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would straiten
you would straiten
he/she/it would straiten
we would straiten
you would straiten
they would straiten
Conditional continuous
I would be straitening
you would be straitening
he/she/it would be straitening
we would be straitening
you would be straitening
they would be straitening
Conditional perfect
I would have straiten
you would have straiten
he/she/it would have straiten
we would have straiten
you would have straiten
they would have straiten
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been straitening
you would have been straitening
he/she/it would have been straitening
we would have been straitening
you would have been straitening
they would have been straitening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you straiten
we let´s straiten
you straiten
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to straiten
Past participle
straitened
Present Participle
straitening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STRAITEN


Brighton
ˈbraɪtən
Britain
ˈbrɪtən
craton
ˈkreɪtən
Dayton
ˈdeɪtən
Deighton
ˈdeɪtən
Drayton
ˈdreɪtən
greaten
ˈɡreɪtən
kitten
ˈkɪtən
laten
ˈleɪtən
Leighton
ˈleɪtən
metropolitan
ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən
Paton
ˈpeɪtən
Payton
ˈpeɪtən
phaeton
ˈfeɪtən
Satan
ˈseɪtən
seiten
ˈsaɪtən
straighten
ˈstreɪtən
Sudeten
suːˈdeɪtən
titan
ˈtaɪtən
written
ˈrɪtən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STRAITEN

straining beam
straining piece
strains
straint
strait
Strait of Canso
Strait of Dover
Strait of Gibraltar
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Magellan
Strait of Otranto
Strait of Tiran
strait-laced
straitened
straitjacket
straitlacedly
straitlacedness
straitly
straitness
straits

WORDS THAT END LIKE STRAITEN

beaten
bitten
eaten
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forgotten
Gestalten
gluten
gotten
kindergarten
listen
mitten
often
paten
rewritten
rotten
Sint Maarten
ten
threaten
top ten
whiten

Synonyms and antonyms of straiten in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «straiten» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STRAITEN

Find out the translation of straiten to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of straiten from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «straiten» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拮据
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

straiten
570 millions of speakers

English

straiten
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

straiten
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

straiten
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

straiten
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apertarão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্কুচিত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rétrécir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sempit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

beengen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

狭める
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Straiten
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm hẹp lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடினமாக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संकुचित करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

darboğaza sokmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

restringere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

straiten
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

straiten
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

îngusta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

straiten
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nou maak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tvångströja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

straiten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of straiten

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STRAITEN»

The term «straiten» is normally little used and occupies the 110.627 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STRAITEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about straiten

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STRAITEN»

Discover the use of straiten in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to straiten and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Dothorian Door
“No. Your progenitor did,” Darden corrected him, “and he's dead.” ]ent stood behind Fustian. “The boy is not from this straiten, and if he is not from this world, then you have to ask yourselves, what world is he from?” “What proof. . .do you offer ...
John Blenkush, 2004
2
The Legend of Buffalostar: The Man with Three Faces
die, Blackjack. Now let shake these old Buzzards down." Answered Flynn. Jackson says, "Yes, sir." With that he starts to sing, “Straiten up and fly! Straiten up and fly! Straiten up and fly! Straiten up and fly! Straiten up and fly! Straiten up and fly!
Wendell Maurice King, 2012
3
That Or Which, and Why: A Usage Guide for Thoughtful Writers ...
That is the participle of “to straiten,” meaning to restrict or limit or narrow (think of “ strait,” a narrow body of water). As an adjec- tive, the participle means limited, restricted, in a tight squeeze. “Straiten” is a nice word in all its forms and can be ...
Evan Jenkins, 2007
4
Concordance of the Qur'an: Extracted from the M.H. Shakir ...
... until the earth became strait to them notwithstanding its spaciousness. Straiten. 4:l9 and do not straiten them in order that you may take part of what you have 2l: 87 thought that We would not straiten him, so he called out among afflictions ...
‎2007
5
ספר השרשים A Hebrew and English Lexicon; containing all the ...
Selig NEWMAN. In Hiph. to cause to overflow, cause to swim. Deut. xi. 42 K. vi. 6. F133' N. m. honey; which is flowing of itself. _Pl. D1533; Prov. xvi. 24. Ps. xix. .11. P1! in Kal, with J to press upon,.-cleave to. Ps. xli. 9. In Hiph. to press, straiten; ...
Selig NEWMAN, 1834
6
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge
To STRAITEN, v. a. [from strait.) 1. To make narrow. — The cty of S^d in has a i'- cure ha- vrti, yet with something a dangerous entrance, straitened on the north side. Sandys. — In narrow circuit, straiten* 'd by a foe, Subtile or violent. Milton.
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1806
7
The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and ...
*To STRAITEN, v. a. [from J/rah.) 1. To lice narrow. — The city of SiJ.sn has a f. cure hail, yet w.th something a dangerous entrance, aliened on the north I'ule. Stvi<lvs. — In narrow circuit, straiten d by a foe, Su'itilf or violent. Milton. Whatever  ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1807
8
A Hebrew and English Lexicon: containing all the words of ...
D^Qlif Prov. xvi. 24. Ps. xix. 11. pIV in Kal, with 3 to press upon, cleave to. Ps. xli. 9. In Hiph. to press, straiten; mostly const, with b Judg. xiv. 17. xvi. 16. Is. xxix. 2. p ^f^? Part- N. an oppressor. Is. li. 13. pilf N. m. or HpJlV fem. straitness, affliction.
Selig Newman, 1834
9
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the ...
Adar, magni- Jker.t, and C.id, a troop ; which import the queen of the l,ofl of straiten. '□ ' f»6.) The fable of Semiramis is nearly connected with the preceding. Diodorus Siculus ha» preserved the mythological history of this deity, which he and ...
‎1816
10
Hebrew and English Lexicon
Selig Newman. In Hiph. to cause to overflow, cause to swim. Deut. 'xi. 4.'; 2 K. vi. 6. In!' N. m. honey; which is flowing of itself. Pl. D5513: Prov..xvi.24. Ps. xix. ll. . . ' PW in Kal, with J to press upon, clmve to. Ps. xli. 9. In Hiph. to press, straiten; ...
Selig Newman, 1834

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STRAITEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term straiten is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Welfare League brings joy to kids, parents
Days ago, festively dressed members of the 75-year-old charitable enterprise welcomed Straiten into their fastidiously kept thrift store in Santa Rosa's Railroad ... «Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Dec 14»
2
Remains at funeral home could be decade old
Hope they get this straiten out for the Families involved very sad. Reply · Like. · Edited · July 31, 2014 at 12:18pm. Julie Arriaza · Works at Contempo. No one can ... «Turn to 10, Jul 14»
3
Peninsula College Fund provides more than scholarships
Summit Preparatory Charter High School: Ingrid Avila, Willamette University; and Alexis Straiten, Loyola Marymount University. • Sequoia High School: Paul ... «Palo Alto Online, Jun 14»
4
Margaret Lavin:
... Carla Paredes, UC Riverside; Ingrid Avila, Willamette University; Alexis Straiten, Loyola Marymount; Mayte Aguilar Cruz, UC Merced; Lizette Cuevas, Cal Poly, ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jun 14»
5
Calvert County Sheriff's Office Crime Report – 3/24/14
such as a hose clamp, I never heard of this till I had Jury Duty, a hose clamp, that we would use to fix a hose is Paraphernalia, people straiten them out and use ... «Southern Maryland News Net, Mar 14»
6
Is It Straitjacket Or Straightjacket?
In my customarily dismissive fashion, I've always argued that 'straitjacket' is the correct spelling, reflecting as it does the sense of 'straiten' meaning to restrict. «Lifehacker Australia, Feb 13»
7
Trumann council hears update from police
I hope our new chief can straiten out this mess at the pd. I think he has his work cut out 4 him. -- Posted by Citizen of on Sat, Jun 16, 2012, at 1:25 AM ... «Democrat Tribune, Jun 12»
8
Racial intimidation escalates in Arroyo Grande
“It is time to straiten this out.” A gas station employee said that he has been taking down racist flyers, some “worse” than the two noticed on Friday, for months. «Cal Coast News, Mar 12»
9
Everything You Need to Know About BRACES
I guess I am lucky, because now you can change the colors about every 4 weeks when you have a check up and that they straiten your teeth amazingly fast. «ChicagoNow, Dec 10»
10
Novato man honored for saving infant's life with CPR
Maxine Straiten, the boy's grandmother, said she had CPR training but couldn't get herself to perform it on her own grandson. She and the baby's mother, her ... «Marin Independent-Journal, Feb 09»

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