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Translation of "tight" - English-Spanish dictionary

tight

adjective /tait/
fitting very or too closely apretado; estrecho I couldn’t open the box because the lid was too tight My trousers are too tight. stretched to a great extent; not loose apretado He made sure that the ropes were tight. (of control etc) strict and very careful riguroso, estricto She keeps (a) tight control over her emotions. not allowing much time apretado We hope to finish this next week but the schedule’s a bit tight. -tight suffix sealed so as to keep (something) in or out, as in airtight, watertight hermético tighten verb to make or become tight or tighter apretar; tensar; cerrar herméticamente He tightened his grip on her hand. tightness noun cualidad de apretado/hermético; carácter riguroso the tightness of his trousers. tights noun plural ( British ) a close-fitting ( usually nylon or woollen) garment covering the feet, legs and body to the waist; pantyhose( American) medias She bought three pairs of tights. tight-fisted adjective mean and ungenerous with money tacaño, agarrado a tight-fisted employer. tightrope noun a tightly-stretched rope or wire on which acrobats balance. cuerda floja a tight corner/spot noun a difficult position or situation en un aprieto, entre la espada y la pared His refusal to help put her in a tight corner/spot. tighten one’s belt to make sacrifices and reduce one’s standard of living apretar(se) el cinturón If the economy gets worse, we shall just have to tighten our belts.
(Definition of tight from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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