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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. To put into difficulties.
2. To limit or restrict.
3. To make narrow.
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.
“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)