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Meaning of tight

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was
             stuck fast"; "held tight" [syn: {fast}, {tight}]
      2: in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"
         [syn: {close}, {closely}, {tight}]
      adj 1: 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" [ant: {loose}]
      2: pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a
         tight rope" [syn: {taut}, {tight}]
      3: set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration;
         "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
      4: pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed" [syn:
         {compressed}, {tight}]
      5: (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative
         of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly
         tip" [syn: {mean}, {mingy}, {miserly}, {tight}]
      6: affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money";
         "a tight market"
      7: of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight
         roof"; "warm in our tight little house" [ant: {leaky}]
      8: of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very
         tight weave" [syn: {close}, {tight}]
      9: securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are
      10: (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close
          contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game" [syn: {close},
      11: very drunk [syn: {besotted}, {blind drunk}, {blotto},
          {crocked}, {cockeyed}, {fuddled}, {loaded}, {pie-eyed},
          {pissed}, {pixilated}, {plastered}, {slopped}, {sloshed},
          {smashed}, {soaked}, {soused}, {sozzled}, {squiffy},
          {stiff}, {tight}, {wet}]
      12: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty
          problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight
          situation" [syn: {nasty}, {tight}]
      13: demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
          "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety
          measures" [syn: {rigorous}, {stringent}, {tight}]
      14: packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little
          group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"

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