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tight

adjective

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1 not allowing penetration (as by gas, liquid, or light)
  • the lid forms a tight seal with the canister that will keep the spices fresh

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2 firmly positioned in place and difficult to dislodge
  • a tight screw that won't come loose
  • a jar with a tight lid

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4 having little space between items or parts
  • the traffic on the freeway was so tight we couldn't get over to the exit we wanted

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5 showing little difference in the standing of the competitors
  • a tight race for governor

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6 stretched with little or no give
  • the rope was pulled tight

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7 closely acquainted
  • supposedly he and the rock star have been totally tight since they went to high school together

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8 being under the influence of alcohol
  • a few of the bar's patrons spent several hours getting tight without the bartender cutting them off

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The first known use of tight was in the 14th century

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“Tight.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tight. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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