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Dictionary definition for: Tight

1. (a) 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"

2. (r) firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope" "her foot was stuck fast" "held tight"

3. (s) pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails" "a tight drumhead" "a tight rope"

4. (r) in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

5. (s) set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation" "a tight blockade"

6. (s) pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"

7. (s) used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person" "he left a miserly tip"

8. (s) affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money" "a tight market"

9. (a) of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof" "warm in our tight little house"

10. (s) of textiles; "a close weave" "smooth percale with a very tight weave"

11. (s) securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"

12. (s) (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest" "a close election" "a tight game"

13. (s) very drunk

14. (s) exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem" "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"

15. (s) demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline" "tight security" "stringent safety measures"

16. (s) packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group" "hair in tight curls" "the pub was packed tight"

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