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Etymology edit

From re- (again) +‎ serrer (to tighten).

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resserrer

  1. (transitive) to retighten (knot, belt, screw, etc.)
  2. (reflexive) to tighten (link, knot)
    Plus l’animal bougeait et plus la corde se resserait autour de son cou.
    The more the animal moved, the more the rope tightened around its neck.
  3. (reflexive) to become stricter (discipline)
    Depuis le dernier conseil de classe, la discipline s’est resserrée.
    Since the last staff meeting, discipline has got stricter.
  4. (reflexive) to narrow (road, gap)
    L’écart entre les coureurs se resserre.
    The distance between the runners is narrowing.

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