Definition of tight-fitting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtīt ˈˌfidiNG/


1(Of a garment) fitting close to and showing the contours of the body.
Example sentences
  • She's utterly disgusted as she surveys the tight-fitting garments, the gloves, the fishnets, the smudged eyeliner.
  • Trousers were tight-fitting and included flat-fronts and pleating.
  • There is no evidence to suggest wearing a tight-fitting bra or underwired bra can cause breast cancer.
1.1(Of a lid or cover) forming a tight seal when placed on a container.
Example sentences
  • Pour the boiling water in the base of the steamer, place the plate in the steaming basket and set over the boiling water, covering it with the tight-fitting lid.
  • Cover with a tight-fitting lid, turn the heat down to the lowest setting and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  • Most food-storage containers with tight-fitting lids provide adequate protection in the refrigerator.

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Syllabification: tight-fit·ting

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