Definition Tight

English vocabulary and translations (See all our English vocabulary translation)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.


Definition

tight (clothing, deadline): close-fitting, narrow, constricted (clothing); a strict, tough, inflexible (deadline)
adjective
a pair of tight jeans a pair of jeans that sit very close to the skin, without much room for movement
The hand-cuffs were very tight. They cut off my blood circulation.
Sit tight! Don't move! Just stay still!

to be tight with one's money: to be stingy, miserly with one's money, not to give one's money away often or easily
idiom
Kevin is very tight with his money. He wouldn't even lend me $1 for the bus fare home, so I had to walk 3 miles!

Pronunciation examples
UK: He's very tight with his money - he never buys me a drink!
US: I can't walk because my pants are too tight!

Examples


Still having difficulties with 'Tight'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Tight'? Share it with us!