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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Idioms for tight
Origin of tight
OTHER WORDS FROM tight
Example sentences from the Web for tight
I was drawn to The Class for different reasons—chiefly, the pipe dream of achieving a tighter and tauter backside.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Second, in the tighter races, the candidates are feeling the heat.
An earlier Marquette Law School poll showed a tighter race, but with Burke again easily beating Walker by 18 points among women.
The former congresswoman has advocated for tighter gun laws after being the victim of a near-fatal shooting in Tucson in 2011.
But maybe no star walks a tighter rope than Melissa McCarthy.The Trials of ‘Tammy’: Stop Policing Melissa McCarthy’s Body|Teo Bugbee|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Journal boxes will be tight enough to prevent pounding, but no tighter.Farm Engines and How to Run Them|James H. Stephenson
They reined up, and lashed him tighter; he had actually loosened his cords.Stingaree|E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
She never once let King's hands go, but pressed them tighter and tighter until the circulation nearly stopped and they grew numb.King--of the Khyber Rifles|Talbot Mundy
Well, there you was; and the more you was pulled the tighter you was, just below the bottom of the ladder.Brownsmith's Boy|George Manville Fenn
The more he struggled the tighter the grip became, till at last he fairly fell on his knees, and howled for pain.Follow My leader|Talbot Baines Reed
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