Tight - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration
- pressed tightly together (syn: compressed)
- (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity (syn: mean, mingy, miserly)
- affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow
- of textiles (syn: close)
- securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid
- (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched (syn: close)
- very drunk (syn: besotted, blotto, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, loaded, pie- eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, smashed, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, wet)
- exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent (syn: nasty)
- demanding strict attention to rules and procedures (syn: rigorous, stringent)
- packed closely together
The lid is too tight. I can't loosen it.
She made a tight knot in the rope.
Keep a tight grip on his hand when you cross the street.
Pull the ribbon tight and make a bow.
Is the door shut tight?
She screwed the cap on tight.
Don't close the lid so tight.
We were packed as tight as sardines on the bus.
It will take a tighter workman than I am for this task.
You may fix this detail without any trouble, and be sure that it is tight.
Every boy needs a good tight hand over him.
I was very tight with him for a long time.
She always dressed very tight.
The door was shut tight.
My shoes were so tight that I could hardly walk.