Definition of tight-fitting in English:


Syllabification: tight-fit·ting


  • 1(Of a garment) fitting close to and showing the contours of the body.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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