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Meaning of “tight” - Learner’s Dictionary

tight

adjective     /taɪt/
FIRM
B2 firm and difficult to move: Make sure the knot is tight.Tight and tightening
CLOTHES
B1 fitting your body very closely: a tight skirtTight and tightening
CONTROLLED
B2 controlled and obeying all rules completely: tight security They kept tight control of the school budget.Tight and tightening
STRAIGHT
If cloth, wire, skin, etc is tight, it has been pulled so that it is straight or smooth.Tight and tightening
NOT MUCH
If money, time, or space is tight, there is only just enough of it: We should get six people into the car but it will be tight.Poverty and poor
tightly adverb tightness noun [U] →  See also keep a tight rein on sb/sth
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