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

Translation of tight in Italian:


  • 1 (firm)
    (lid, screw)
    stretto bene
    (grip, knot)
    to hold somebody in a tight embrace
    tenere qualcuno stretto tra le braccia
  • 2 (taut)
    (rope, string, strap)
    a tight voice
    una voce tesa
  • 3 (constrictive) (closefitting)
    my shoes are too tight
    le mie scarpe sono troppo strette
    a pair of tight jeans
    un paio di jeans attillati
    there were six of us in the car - it was a tight squeeze
    eravamo in sei in macchina, eravamo schiacciati come sardine
  • 4 (strict)
    to exercise tight control over something, somebody
    tenere qualcosa, qualcuno sotto stretto o severo controllo
    to be tight (with one's money)
    tenere la borsa stretta o essere taccagno
    money is a bit tight these days (one's own)
    in questo periodo sono un po' a corto di soldi
    in questo periodo c'è una certa stretta monetaria
  • 7 (compact)
    they were sitting in a tight circle around her
    sedevano ammassati in cerchio attorno a lei


  • 1 (firmly)
    (hold, grip)
    to fasten, close something tight you've screwed the lid too tight
    hai stretto troppo il coperchio
    to hold something tight against one's chest
    tenere qualcosa stretto al petto
    he shut his eyes tight
    strinse le palpebre
  • 2 (closely) See examples:she pulled the collar tight about her throat
    si strinse il colletto attorno al collo
    stand tight against the wall
    state bene stretti contro il muro
  • 3 (fast) See examples:hold tight! sit tight! I just sat tight and waited for the scandal to pass [figurative]
    ho tenuto duro

also: tights plural noun

(British English)


to be in a tight spot o situation o corner

essere in una situazione difficile

to run a tight ship

= avere una gestione molto efficiente e molto rigida

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