tighten up

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To become tense and restrained.
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You must follow every change because every change affects your play. If another player loses a big pot, you must ask yourself how this will affect his play. Will he go on tilt? Will he tighten up?

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'tighten up':

tighten upTo make sufficiently tight.
tighten upTo fix something or make it correct.
tighten upTo become stringent and ungenerous.
tighten upTo become focused and serious; To stop any vacillation or inconsistency.
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