tight

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tight is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
tight

Comparative
tighter

Superlative
tightest

  1. If x is tight, it fits closely and strongly to y.
    The bandage on your finger should not be too tight or your finger may turn blue.
    The police kept tight control during the speech.
  2. The way a string is when someone pulls on the ends; not loose.
    A tight rope is in a straight line.

Antonyms[change]

Adverb[change]

  1. if you close or tie something tight, you do it strongly or closely so that it won't change easily.
    He closed the door tight behind them.
    Hold on tight and I'll pull you up.