1. to tie; to fasten; to tightenAntonym: 緩める
- You must fasten your seat belts during take-off.
2. to wear (necktie, belt); to put on
3. to total; to sumSee also 〆る しめる
4. to be strict withSee also 緊める しめる
5. to economize; to economise; to cut down on
6. to salt; to marinate; to pickle; to make sushi adding a mixture of vinegar and salt
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