draw tight, tighten, confine


  • astringent

    When you are astringent towards someone, you speak to or write about them in a critical and hurtful manner.

  • constrain

    When you are constrained, you are forced to do something or are kept from doing it.

  • stringent

    Stringent measures or rules are strict, severe, and controlled in a very tight fashion.

  • unrestrained

    Someone who is unrestrained is free to do as they please; they are not controlled by anyone but themselves, which can lead to excessive behavior.

  • restraint

    When someone has restraint, they show self-control or self-discipline, which provides limits to what they do.

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