The lid is too tight. I can't loosen it.
She made a tight knot in the rope.
Keep a tight grip on his hand when you cross the street.
Pull the ribbon tight and make a bow. Adverb
Is the door shut tight?
She screwed the cap on tight.
Don't close the lid so tight.
We were packed as tight as sardines on the bus. See More
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If your home office is tight on space, check out this compact file cabinet that’s 50 percent off.—Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Gutowski said that since the Fourth Circuit skews liberal and generally rules in favor of tighter gun law restrictions, Maryland would have good odds.—Brianna Herlihy, Fox News, 23 Nov. 2023 As in any account of Napoleon’s life, there is an underlying comedy in the very attempt to squash an unruly mob of incidents into a tight dramatic space.—Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2023 With Felicia and Lenny watching, the sailors begin moving to the infectiously alive, jazzy music, their snaky hips and tight uniforms emphasizing the choreography’s muscular eroticism; and then a sailor beckons Lenny to join in the fun.—Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 With 70 million people viewing, that was a big enough audience to gain advantage in a tight race.—Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Find it on Amazon Organize Your Space With This Console Behind The Sofa
The narrow console table is designed to fit in tight spaces and offers multiple charging ports, providing functionality and convenience.—Samantha Booth, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 And in tight races, states like Michigan matter a lot.—CBS News, 12 Nov. 2023 Having been through an attack that caused millions in losses and generated a class action lawsuit from patients, the executive said that there needs to be a shift in thinking about these attacks, ones in which there is some assumption that they could have been prevented by tighter security.—Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2023
It’s specially formulated to keep your neck looking tight and beautiful.—Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023 The doors of our heavily armored vehicle lock tight and a tense, (INAUDIBLE) journey begins.—ABC News, 5 Nov. 2023 Sexiest Man Alive keeps busy by holding tight to his title.—Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Although slip-on logger boots are available, most prefer a lace-up that cinches tight around the calf, and prevents twigs and leaf litter from getting inside.—Bob Beacham, Field & Stream, 25 Oct. 2023 And right now the data is saying to respect the lag of tightening monetary policy and sit tight.—Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 20 Oct. 2023 Molly’s arms are tucked tight at her sides, cloaked in her black dress; her face obscured by the mirror’s many fault lines, looking head-on into the camera with a wry grin.—Blake Butler, Harper's Magazine, 11 Oct. 2023 With Sino-Soviet relations in a tailspin since the late 1950s, the best option was to hold tight to the Soviets, who promised to protect Mongolia from Chinese encroachment and to support its economic development.—Tuvshinzaya Gantulga, Foreign Affairs, 6 Oct. 2023 Swaby keeps her circle tight, and you on the outside.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2023 See More
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Middle English tiht, thyht dense, solid, watertight, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thēttr tight; akin to Middle High German dīhte thick, Sanskrit tanakti it causes to coagulate