kiristää

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Finnish[edit]

(index ki)

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective kireä (tight).

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kiristää

  1. (transitive) to tighten (make tight)
  2. (transitive) to tighten (to make money harder to borrow)
  3. (transitive) to extort, blackmail
  4. (transitive) to gnash, grind (teeth):
    kiristää hampaitaan
    to gnash one's teeth
  5. (transitive) to make more stringent
    Olette kiristäneet sopimuksen ehtoja merkittävästi.
    You have made the terms of the contract much more stringent.
  6. (transitive) to wring, extort (to obtain by force)
    kiristää lupaus
    to wring a promise
  7. (intransitive, of a garment) to be too tight
    Takki kiristää hartioista.
    The coat is too tight at the shoulders.

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