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British English: /tʌɪt/
American English: /taɪt/

Translation of tight in German:


  • 1 (firm)
    fest angezogen
    (Schraube, Mutter)
    (Korken, Deckel)
    be very tight
    sehr fest sitzen
    the drawer/window is tight
    die Schublade/das Fenster klemmt
  • 2
    (close-fitting) (Kleid, Hose, Schuh usw.)
    this shoe is rather [too] tight or a rather tight fit
    dieser Schuh ist etwas zu eng
  • 3 (impermeable) See examples:tight seal/joint
    dichter Verschluss/dichte Fuge
  • 4
    a tight feeling in one's chest
    ein Gefühl der Beklemmung od. Enge in der Brust
  • 5 (with little space)
    it is a tight space
    der Platz ist knapp
    es ist [zu] wenig Platz
    it is a tight squeeze with seven people in the car
    es ist sehr eng zu siebt im Wagen
  • 9 (difficult to negotiate) See examples:a tight corner
    eine enge Kurve
    be in/get oneself into a tight corner or [colloquial] spot [over something]
    [wegen etwas] in der Klemme sein/in die Klemme geraten
  • 10 [colloquial]
    (drunk) [colloquial]
    get tight she got tight on a couple of drinks
    nach ein paar Drinks war sie voll


  • 2
    (so as to leave no space)
    a train packed tight with commuters
    ein mit Pendlern voll gestopfter Zug

noun in pl.

  • 2
    (of dancer etc.)
    Trikothose, die

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