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In a firm, fixed or secure manner
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“The mother has since pursued a systematic policy aimed at keeping her children under tight control.”
(of a contest) Involving effort due to a small margin or a competitive opponent
Adverb for physically unyielding, taut or stiff
“Fortunately, I was able to walk on the tight rope for more than three decades, alighting safely each time without any injury to my person or reputation.”
Adverb for constructed so as to prevent the passage of water, air, etc.
“Press and seal the edges of the pastry together to form a tight casing.”
Adverb for causing difficulty, problems or trouble
“Taking a deep breath is always a good idea when you find yourself in a tight spot, unless the tight spot happens to be underwater.”
(of a knot) Adverb for closely packed
“Have you ever considered that the knot may be tight because nobody has ever tried to loosen it?”
Adverb for cramped and allowing very little room for movement
“The van's sliding side doors are ideal when parking in tight spaces.”
(of a game or contest) Adverb for with evenly matched competitors (as per the score or result)
“When the game is tight, his innate competitive spirit begins to emerge.”
Adverb for on close or friendly terms
“They met at a party and have been tight ever since.”
(of a written work or form) Adverb for concise, condensed, or well structured
“I was completely convinced after listening to his passionate delivery and tight arguments.”
Adverb for miserly in nature
“Despite being rich, he was incredibly tight or, perhaps, he was rich because he was incredibly tight.”
Adverb for allowing only the minimum time or money for doing something
“Money is tight, and the government needs to know where to target its funding.”
(slang) Adverb for extraordinarily great or special
“That's one tight ride you got there.”
(informal) Adverb for under the influence of alcohol
“He was quite clearly tight after a big night out.”
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