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    tight - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tight

    Definition
    (adj) closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    Example Sentence
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
    Definition
    (adj) pulled or drawn tight
    Synonyms : taut
    Example Sentence
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope
    Definition
    (adj) set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
    Example Sentence
    • in tight formation
    • a tight blockade
    Definition
    (adj) pressed tightly together
    Synonyms : compressed
    Example Sentence
    • with lips compressed
    Definition
    (adj) (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    Synonyms : mean , mingy , miserly
    Example Sentence
    • a mean person
    • he left a miserly tip
    Definition
    (adj) affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
    Example Sentence
    • tight money
    • a tight market
    Definition
    (adj) of such close construction as to be impermeable
    Example Sentence
    • a tight roof
    • warm in our tight little house
    Definition
    (adj) of textiles
    Synonyms : close
    Example Sentence
    • a close weave
    • smooth percale with a very tight weave
    Definition
    (adj) securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid
    Example Sentence
    • the bolts are tight
    Definition
    (adj) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    Synonyms : close
    Example Sentence
    • a close contest
    • a close election
    • a tight game
    Definition
    (adj) very drunk Definition
    (adj) exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    Synonyms : nasty
    Example Sentence
    • a nasty problem
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation
    Definition
    (adj) demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    Synonyms : rigorous , stringent
    Example Sentence
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures
    Definition
    (adj) packed closely together
    Example Sentence
    • they stood in a tight little group
    • hair in tight curls
    • the pub was packed tight
    Definition
    (adv) firmly or closely
    Synonyms : fast
    Example Sentence
    • held fast to the rope
    • her foot was stuck fast
    • held tight
    Definition
    (adv) in an attentive manner
    Synonyms : close , closely
    Example Sentence
    • he remained close on his guard
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