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"tightly" in British English

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tightlyadverb

uk   us   /ˈtaɪt.li/
(Definition of tightly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tightly" in American English

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tightlyadverb

 us   /ˈtɑɪt·li/
  • tightly adverb (IN CONTROLLED WAY)

in a ​stronglycontrolled way: Her ​decision to ​run for ​office was a tightly ​heldsecret.
  • tightly adverb (FIRMLY)

firmly or ​closely: Dorothy ​held her ​dog tightly so he wouldn’t ​run after them.
(Definition of tightly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tightly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 紧紧地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 緊緊地…
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