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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Example sentences from the Web for tight
The 20-mile ride is to the cyclist what the “tight five” is to the comedian, or the sandwich is to lunch.Why 20 Miles Is the Perfect Length for a Bike Ride|Eben Weiss|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
For foodies, there's a cornucopia of edibles you come upon, each with a tight, two-sentence description.‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’: A semi-satisfying new piece of the ‘Zelda’ universe|Harold Goldberg|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
On or off the stalk, look for sprouts that are compact, with tight leaves.A guide to Brussels sprouts: How to choose, store, season and cook the versatile vegetable|Daniela Galarza|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Kyler Murray appears to be playing with an injured shoulder but had a 25-yard completion to tight end Maxx Williams to set up the touchdown.Kyler Murray runs out of miracles as Seahawks hang on to take over first place in NFC West|Mark Maske|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“But it’s not my plane of choice,” he added, pointing not to its crashes, but to its often tight cabin configurations.The Boeing 737 Max faces an even tougher hurdle now: passenger fear|kdunn6|November 19, 2020|Fortune
That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.
They lifted her up, and when they saw that she was laced too tightly, they cut the stay lace in two.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She checks the buttons to make sure that they are all tightly fastened.
Three feet of tightly packed earth was then added on top of the roof.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reality shows are as tightly storylined and produced as drama, the genre they displaced.‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Loses a Leg in Sixth-Season Finale|Tim Teeman|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I looked intently, and it seemed to me that what I saw was a corpse, tightly swathed in grave-clothes.The Treasure of the Tigris|A. F. Mockler Ferryman
The door was of sheet-iron, and it was tightly closed and barred.The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview|Ralph Bonehill
An instant later a tightly packed flock of frightened sheep crowded into the shed.Men Called Him Master|Elwyn Allen Smith
Only, while we are travelling, do be careful not to squeeze too tightly; it rumples her stock.Amy in Acadia|Helen Leah Reed
Their camp outfits were tightly tied in water-proof bags, and securely fastened to the saddles of the steeds.Two Boy Gold Miners|Frank V. Webster
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