adjective, tight·er, tight·est.
- close, as friends; familiar or intimate.
- united: The strikers are tight in their refusal to accept the proposed contract.
adverb, tight·er, tight·est.
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Just make sure the cap is on tight so it doesn’t leak, and that the bottle is not hot enough to burn you.How to stay warm while sleeping in the frigid outdoors|Alisha McDarris|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
It may have been a lucky tip that led Freeman to the arrest, but it was his ability to connect with the tight-knit community—and his passion for investigating the heists—that put him in a position to receive it.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town|Andrew Zaleski|February 9, 2021|Popular Science
Brady threw three touchdowns passes, two to tight end Rob Gronkowski and one to wideout Antonio Brown.That really was one of the least enjoyable Super Bowls of all time|Neil Greenberg|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes finally got in sync with star tight end Travis Kelce, who had just one catch before the drive but then had four for 41 en route to the field goal.Super Bowl highlights: Bucs celebrate championship, Tom Brady wins MVP|Des Bieler, Mark Maske, Chuck Culpepper|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
The Kansas City defense had a goal-line stand in the second quarter to keep the game temporarily tight.Buccaneers defeat Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, 31-9, as Tom Brady claims his seventh championship|Mark Maske|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
And that means they also fall under the umbrella of programs most likely to get the axe when state and federal budgets are tight.
Because of the thinness of the air, there is a very tight margin between the correct and incorrect airspeeds, as little as 50 mph.
Weirich said whenever she saw Fox, she was wearing something too tight.
Major League Baseball, though, is still being tight-lipped about what the end of the embargo might mean for the sport.Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players?|Ben Jacobs|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Missy also gets a bit tight-lipped when it comes to her personal life.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"It's always the way with them," sighed Miss Grains, who suffered from a complication of romantic tendency and very tight stays.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His boyish suspenders had been put away in favor of a belt, which was tight-drawn about his slim waist.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She took to staring out across the grounds again, and one hand drew up slowly till it was doubled into a tight-shut little fist.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is a very simple plan, and will be perfectly tight; it is by restoring an equilibrium on both sides of the piston.
Before that time we always put rope-yarn between the lap of the boiler-plates to make the seams tight.
British Dictionary definitions for tight
- of close and compact construction or organization, esp so as to be impervious to water, air, etc
- (in combination)watertight; airtight
- (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand
- (of funds, money, etc) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy
- (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to riseCompare easy (def. 8)
- to wait patiently; bide one's time
- to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly
Derived forms of tighttightly, adverbtightness, noun
Word Origin for tight
Idioms and Phrases with tight
In addition to the idioms beginning with tight
- tight as a drum
- tight as a tick
- tighten one's belt
- tighten the screws
- tight rein on, a
- tight ship
- tight spot
- tight squeeze
- in a bind (tight corner)
- sit tight