tight

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Inflections of 'tight' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
tighter
adj comparative
tightest
adj superlative
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tight

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. the tight [knot]
  2. the rope is too tight
  3. the [regulations, rules] are too tight
  4. these [pants, clothes, sleeves] are [too, really] tight
  5. [pants] are [too, a little, a bit] tight around the [crotch, waist]
  6. tight and uncomfortable
  7. keeps tight control on
  8. runs a tight ship
  9. security is tight (at)
  10. don't be a tight-ass
  11. he's [a bit, really] tight (with his money)
  12. she's [so, really, extremely, very] tight-fisted
adv
  1. tie it tight around [your waist, the wound]
  2. you tied it too tight
  3. held [her, each other] tight
  4. hold on tight!
  5. was holding on tight (to)
  6. (and) pull [the rope, it] tight
  7. was wound tight around [her arm, his leg]
additional examples
  1. the [knot, bow] was (tied) tight
  2. the tight [knot]
  3. the rope is too tight
  4. the [handcuffs] are (tied) too tight
  5. the [regulations, rules] are too tight
  6. these [pants, clothes, sleeves] are [too, really] tight
  7. [pants] are [too, a little, a bit] tight around the [crotch, waist]
  8. tight and uncomfortable
  9. tie it tight around [your waist, the wound]
  10. you tied it too tight
  11. keeps tight control on
  12. runs a tight ship
  13. security is tight (at)
  14. held [her, each other] tight
  15. hold on tight!
  16. was holding on tight (to)
  17. (and) pull [the rope, it] tight
  18. was wound tight around [her arm, his leg]
  19. tight as a drum
  20. don't be a tight-ass
  21. he's [a bit, really] tight (with his money)
  22. she's [so, really, extremely, very] tight-fisted
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