- close, as friends; familiar or intimate.
- united: The strikers are tight in their refusal to accept the proposed contract.
Idioms about tight
Origin of tight
OTHER WORDS FROM tight
How to use tight in a sentence
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.
More people means tighter living conditions and maxed-out base services.Downsizing the War: Layoffs and Yard Sales in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She pressed her hands tighter upon her bosom; her eyes sparkled with an odd approval of that brisk deed.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Then if each end of the log is on the upper side of the trees, the harder the water pounds the tighter the dam gets.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
There was a bone-chilling breeze off the Drive that made Lamb belt his coat tighter about him.
Draw the belt tighter, my son, and hew me out this tree that is fallen across the road, for our campground is not here.The First Christmas Tree|Henry Van Dyke
M. de Monsoreau clasped his dagger tighter in his hand, as though he longed to attack Bussy.Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
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
Other 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