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Tight

Definition

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

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Antonyms

leaky, loose