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Main Entry: 1tight
Function: adjective 1: so close in structure as not to allow something (as liquid, gas, or light) to pass through <a tight roof> 2 a: fixed very firmly in place <loosen a tight jar cover> b: not slack or loose <kept the rope tight> <a tight knot> c: fitting too closely <tight shoes> 3: difficult to get through or out of <in a tight spot> <on a tight schedule> 4 a: firm in control <kept a tight hand on affairs> b: STINGY 1 5: very closely packed or compressed <a tight bale of hay> 6: low in supply : SCARCE <money is tight just now> - tight·lyadverb - tight·nessnoun synonymsTIGHT, TAUT, TENSE mean drawn or stretched to the limit. TIGHT may suggest that one thing is drawn around another as closely as possible <the collar fit snugly around the dog's neck but was not too tight>. TAUT suggests pulling (as of a rope) until there is no give or slack <a taut line between two poles>. TENSE suggests that something is so strained that it cannot function correctly <if your muscles are too tense, you won't be able to run well>.