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Verb type: 1


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


Indicative Conjugations

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

Present tense conjugation chart

Past tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart

Pluperfect tense conjugation chart

Conditional Conjugations

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

Present tense conjugation chart

Perfect tense conjugation chart