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Stretched with little or no give
“Relaxing his taut muscles and his wary expression, Sean sighed and gave her what he hoped to be a somewhat friendly look.”
Stretched tight
“The aerial is stretched taut over the back of the sofa towards the TV.”
Containing only relevant parts, brief and controlled
“Though there's plenty of brutal, taut music to be found on the record, more often than not, it's filmic, evocative, and remarkably organic.”
Tight
“A taut ship is a happy ship.”
Showing nervous strain
“She started to lose the taut air of anxiety.”
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