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Kiristää (Verb type1)


  1. (transitive + partitive) to tighten (make tight)
  2. (transitive + partitive) to tighten (to make money harder to borrow)
  3. (transitive + partitive) to extort, blackmail
  4. (transitive + partitive) to gnash, grind (teeth)
    kiristää hampaitaan ― to gnash one's teeth
  5. (transitive + partitive) to make more strict or stringent
    Olette kiristäneet sopimuksen ehtoja merkittävästi.
    You have made the terms of the contract much more stringent.
  6. (transitive + partitive) 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.


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".