Meaning of tight

Definition of tight

(adj) 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"
pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
(adv) firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

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