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tight

tight

 
 
pronunciation:
taIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: tighter, tightest
definition: having too little space around; too close in fit.
I need new shoes because these are too tight.
similar words:
jammed, narrow
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: tighter, tightest
definition: in a close, firm, or safe way.
The glue held the pieces together tight.Her eyes were shut tight.She held her baby tight.
synonyms:
securely
similar words:
closely
derivations: tightly (adv.), tightness (n.)
Word Builder: tight +
  • tighten:
    to make tight or tighter.
  • tightness:
    the condition of being tight.