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Etymology

Old Norse *þéttr

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Adjective

tight (comparative tighter, superlative tightest)

Positive
tight

Comparative
tighter

Superlative
tightest

  1. Pushed or pulled together.
    My socks are too tight.
  2. Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
    The passageway was so tight we could barely get through.
    They flew in a tight formation.
  3. Under high tension.
    Make sure to pull the rope tight.
  4. Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
    Their marching band is extremely tight.
  5. (colloquial) Intimately friendly.
    We've grown tighter over the years.
  6. (slang) (archaic) Intoxicated; drunk.
    We went drinking and got tight.
  7. (slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
    That is one tight bicycle!
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Miserly or frugal.
    He's a bit tight with his money
  9. (colloquial) Scarce, hard to come by.
    I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.
  10. (poker) A player who plays very few hands
  11. (poker) A strategy which involves playing very few hands

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Adverb

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Positive
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  1. Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
    Make sure the lid is closed tight.
  2. Soundly.
    Good night, sleep tight.

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