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Overview of adj tight

The adj tight has 14 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (10) tight

(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")

2. (2) taut, tight

(pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope")

3. (1) tight

(set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade")

4. (1) compressed, tight

(pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed")

5. (1) mean, mingy, miserly, tight

((used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip")

6. (1) tight

(affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market")

7. tight

(of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house")

8. close, tight

(of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave")

9. tight

(securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight")

10. close, tight

((of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game")

11. besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tight, wet

(very drunk)

12. nasty, tight

(exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation")

13. rigorous, stringent, tight

(demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures")

14. tight

(packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight")


Overview of adv tight

The adv tight has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) fast, tight

(firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight")

2. (1) close, closely, tight

(in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard")

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