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  Definition of tight
  1. affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
  2. packed closely together; "the stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
  3. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
  4. exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
  5. very drunk
  6. (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
  7. used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
  8. of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
  9. closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "tight skirts"; "he hated tight starched collars"; "fingers closed in a tight fist"; "a tight feeling in his chest"
  10. pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
  11. securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
  12. of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
  13. pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
  14. set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
  15. firmly or tightly; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
  16. in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
Similar Words: rigorous, stringent, nasty, besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pixilated, plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tipsy, wet, close, mean, mingy, miserly, compressed, taut, fast, closely

 

See Also: impermeable, seaworthy, tense

 

Pertainyms: close

 

Anagrams: thigh

 

 
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