Pronounced: dih-PONE, verb
Notes: A nice, short, useful word… I’m glad to know it now.
The word straiten means
- to put into difficulties
- to limit or restrict
- to make narrow
The word showed up in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
The word came from Old French estreit, which came from Latin strictus; the past participle of stringere (to bind, draw tight). This word, along with its variants, is used a bit in the Authorized Version of the Bible.