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Jun 5, 2018
This week’s theme
Verbs

This week’s words
elutriate
straiten
obvert
impend
demit

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straiten

PRONUNCIATION:
(STRAYT-n)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To put into difficulties.
2. To limit or restrict.
3. To make narrow.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French estreit, from Latin strictus, past participle of stringere (to bind, draw tight). Ultimately from Indo-European root streig- (to stroke or press), which is also the source of strike, streak, strict, stress, and strain. Earliest documented use: 1552.

USAGE:
“And the tangle of draft concessions for Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney will straiten its rivals’ access to top-up players.”
Greg Baum; First Among Equals; The Age (Melbourne, Australia); May 7, 2011.

See more usage examples of straiten in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die. -Federico García Lorca, poet, playwright, and painter (5 Jun 1898-1936)

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