tightly

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tightly

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. [held, hung, clung] on tightly (to)
  2. held on tightly to [the rock, the bar, my shoulders]
  3. was gripping tightly on [the rope, my leg]
  4. don't grip (it) too tightly
  5. are tightly [integrated, associated, linked]
  6. tightly [limited, constrained, controlled]
  7. tightly controlled [measures, permissions]
  8. tightly bound with [rope, chains]
  9. tightly bound by a [promise, contract]
  10. [welded, stuck, fixed, glued] tightly [on, to]
  11. (is) fixed tightly to the [wall, door, surface, body]
  12. [cover, wrap, protect] tightly with
  13. cover tightly with [foil, plastic, aluminum]
  14. cover tightly to [prevent, ensure, protect]
  15. cover the [pan, pot, container] tightly
  16. the [cap, lid, top] was on too tightly
  17. the [cap] was [put, twisted, screwed] on too tightly
  18. [crammed, cramped] tightly into the [car, room]
  19. a tightly packed [crowd, suitcase, car, stadium]
  20. the [fans, spectators, clothes] were tightly packed (into)
  21. a tightly wrapped [case, container] (of)
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