Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tight
IPA transcription: [t'aɪt]
Pronunciations of tight
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tight
    Meaning: closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "tight skirts"; "he hated tight starched collars"; "fingers closed in a tight fist"; "a tight feeling in his chest"
  • Synonyms: taut, tight
    Meaning: pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
  • Synonyms: tight
    Meaning: set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
  • Synonyms: compressed, tight
    Meaning: pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
  • Synonyms: mean, mingy, miserly, tight
    Meaning: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
  • Synonyms: tight
    Meaning: affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fast, tight
    Meaning: firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
  • Synonyms: close, closely, tight
    Meaning: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
Usage examples
  • But the hands held him tight.
  • "Hold tight!" screeched Parrish.
  • Bottle, cork, and seal it tight.
  • This is an excellent remedy for a tight cough.
  • She held Concho's rein so tight he almost stopped.
  • It was soldered tight and evidently contained something.
  • It's a tight place, but luckily we've been well fed up to the present.
  • When cool, bottle, cork, and seal it tight, and keep it in a cool place.
  • "You shall never go away again," said the little fellow, hugging her tight.
  • The tight white collar awkwardly constricted his muscular, mahogany-colored neck.
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