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tight US English

Fixed, fastened, or closed firmly; hard to move, undo, or open

tight US Thesaurus

a tight grip

gas-tight US English

Sealed so as to prevent the leakage of gas

sit tight US English

Remain firmly in one’s place

tight-ass US English

An inhibited, repressed, or excessively conventional person

tight end US English

An offensive end who lines up close to the tackle

sleep tight US English

Sleep well (said to someone when parting from them at night)

tight-assed US English

Inhibited, repressed, or excessively conventional

tight head US English

The prop forward supporting the hooker on the opposite side of the scrum from the loose head

tight-knit US English

(Of a group of people) united or bound together by strong relationships and common interests

tight money US English

Money or financing that is available only at high rates of interest

tight-fitting US English

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

tight-lipped US English

With the lips firmly closed, especially as a sign of suppressed emotion or determined reticence

tight-lipped US Thesaurus

the company remains tight-lipped regarding the launch date

tight junction US English

A specialized connection of two adjacent animal cell membranes such that the space usually lying between them is absent

a tight corner US English

A difficult situation

run a tight ship US English

Be very strict in managing an organization or operation

keep a tight rein on US English

Exercise strict control over; allow little freedom to

squeeze US English

A state of forcing oneself or being forced into a small or restricted space

sit tight in sit US English

Remain firmly in one’s place

sleep tight in sleep US English

Sleep well (said to someone when parting from them at night)

airtight US English

Not allowing air to escape or pass through

tightwad US English

A mean or miserly person

a tight corner in tight US English

A difficult situation

skintight US English

(Of a garment) very close-fitting

steamtight US English

Not allowing steam to pass through

tight-arse in tight-ass US English

An inhibited, repressed, or excessively conventional person

tight-arsed in tight-assed US English

Inhibited, repressed, or excessively conventional

tightfisted US English

Not willing to spend or give much money; miserly

tightrope US English

A rope or wire stretched tightly high above the ground, on which acrobats perform feats of balancing

watertight US English

Closely sealed, fastened, or fitted so that no water enters or passes through

weathertight US English

(Of a building) sealed against rain and wind

sit tight in sit US Thesaurus

just sit tight while I call your parents

run a tight ship in tight US English

Be very strict in managing an organization or operation

keep a tight rein on in rein US English

Exercise strict control over; allow little freedom to

keep a tight rein on in rein US Thesaurus

he's a coach who likes to keep a tight rein on his players