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(past & past part. straitened; pres. part. straitening)
Bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.  Synonym: distress.
Squeeze together.

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"Straiten" Quotes from Famous Books

... thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters which the LORD thy God hath given thee; in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall straiten thee. The man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he hath remaining: so that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall ...
— Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature • Various

Words linked to "Straiten" :   confine, discommode, incommode, detain, trouble, distress, bother, disoblige, put out, inconvenience

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