Definition Of tight


(of a rope, fabric, or surface) stretched so as to leave no slack; not loose.

the drawcord pulls tight

(of an area or space) having or allowing little room for maneuver.

a tight parking spot


later, at the club, he got tight on brandy

fixed, fastened, or closed firmly; hard to move, undo, or open.

she twisted her handkerchief into a tight knot

very firmly, closely, or tensely.

he went downstairs, holding tight to the banisters

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Example Of tight

  • A man sat behind a large frame on which a net-like backing had been stretched tight .

  • A useful escape tactic to a prey is to initiate a turn before predator closure and rely on a tight turn radius for escape.

  • After changing and doing her hair into two tight braids, she opened her closet door.

  • Also tighten your shoes well and wear tight socks so that they will not come out of the shoes.

  • And when Dargo received the ball from Boyd's pass across the face of goal, the tight angle saw him hit the side-netting rather than the back of the net.

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