[ UK /tˈa‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈtaɪt/ ]
  1. pulled or drawn tight
    a tight drumhead
    a tight rope
    taut sails
  2. very drunk
  3. closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    tight skirts
    a tight feeling in his chest
    he hated tight starched collars
    fingers closed in a tight fist
  4. securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid
    the bolts are tight
  5. of such close construction as to be impermeable
    warm in our tight little house
    a tight roof
  6. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
    a tight game
    a close election
    a close contest
  7. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    stringent safety measures
    rigorous discipline
    tight security
  8. of textiles
    a close weave
    smooth percale with a very tight weave
  9. affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
    a tight market
    tight money
  10. (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
    a mean person
    he left a miserly tip
  11. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    a good man to have on your side in a tight situation
    a nasty problem
  12. set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
    in tight formation
    a tight blockade
  13. pressed tightly together
    with lips compressed
  14. packed closely together
    they stood in a tight little group
    hair in tight curls
    the pub was packed tight
  1. firmly or closely
    her foot was stuck fast
    held fast to the rope
    held tight
  2. in an attentive manner
    he remained close on his guard
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How To Use tight In A Sentence

  • Begin by tightening your buttocks and lifting your hips off the floor.
  • Nakamura even gives them a bit of an Odd Couple twist: Buddha is frugal and kind of uptight; Jesus goes with the flow. License request day: Saint Young Men
  • Deirdre cast him one last look, then shut her eyes tight.
  • Receiving the round initial in the third quarter, the Rams would put together the 10-play, 61-yard expostulate immoderate 5 mins as great as finishing it off with the 6-yard TD pass from Stefkovich to So, TE, Joe Migliarese (Blue Bell, Pa.) to tighten the measure to twenty-nine twenty-eight TU. Archive 2009-12-01
  • It is the failure of the diaphragmatic pinchcock to open, as in the normal deglutitory cycle, rather than a spasmodic tightness, that obstructs the food. Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
  • Adam was getting the feeling that money was tight for her.
  • There are tight rules on the type of properties that qualify for the relief.
  • Do your legs and arms sometimes feel sore and tight? Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life
  • Throughout the exercise, focus on keeping your abs tight.
  • Around the humerus, loose where once it had clung tightly, lay the twisted semi-circle of a priestly arm-ring. MIDNIGHT IS A LONELY PLACE
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