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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Both teams dealt with flights and tight schedules, but Butler does not have the luxury of going to a deep bench.
Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Nov. 2022 Instead of immediately shuffling down a fairly tight corridor surrounding the arena’s central bowl, audience members are split, either proceeding to seats on the floor or taking an escalator, elevator or steps to the upper sections.
Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 24 Nov. 2022 The economy is slowing and the country is divided after a tight election that pitted Anwar’s progressive coalition against Muhyiddin’s mostly conservative ethnic-Malay, Muslim alliance.
Reuters, NBC News, 24 Nov. 2022 Clyde’s outfits, designed with delicious panache by Jennifer Moeller, get more and more devilish with each scene, until at last Clyde is sheathed in skin-tight bright red leather.
Margaret Gray, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2022 Chamberlain said a travel agent presented him with two options: three or four days with tight purse strings (and drinking rules) in Qatar, or 10 days at one of Tenerife’s nicer hotels, all inclusive.
Jack Williams Laura León, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2022 Budget airlines and major airlines with tight restrictions on basic-economy tickets—looking at you, United and JetBlue—only allow passengers to bring one personal item for free.
Dawn Gilbertson, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Norman Reedus and Danai Gurira share a tight embrace while at The Walking Dead Live: The Finale Event in Los Angeles on Nov. 20.
People Staff, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2022 But Hamilton Place was still years away, especially given the complexity of rehabilitating a historic building in a tight downtown spot.
Catherine Carlock, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Nov. 2022
You might occasionally get lost in the musical-theory weeds, but hang tight.San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Nov. 2022 Herschel Walker remains tight in Georgia, an AARP poll finds.
Alexandra Marquez, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2022 With a game this tight, the home team has a natural advantage.
Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 22 Nov. 2022 Players joked the last couple weeks about the rims being too tight and as a result not providing the friendly bounces in Neville Arena, but perhaps the change of scenery did Auburn’s shooters some good, as the Tigers got off to a quick start.
Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 22 Nov. 2022 The focus with the hex press is to now have the load pressed in front, but with the dumbbells held tight together in a neutral position (palms facing each other).
Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022 Keeps my face tight and balanced yet refreshed and bright.
Ariana Yaptangco, ELLE, 21 Nov. 2022 The film shrinks tight around your door frame and is made to reduce condensation and prevent frost build-up.
Belle Duchene, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2022 Case in point: The driver’s seat remained super comfortable during longer road trips while holding me in tight during spirited drives.
Matt Crisara, Popular Mechanics, 15 Nov. 2022 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