Meaning of “tightly” in the English Dictionary

"tightly" in British English

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(Definition of “tightly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈtɑɪt·li/

tightly adverb (IN CONTROLLED WAY)

in a strongly controlled way:

Her decision to run for office was a tightly held secret.

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)

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