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Definition of "tighter" []

  • Stretched or drawn so as not to be loose; taut (adjective)
  • Fitting or covering in a close manner (adjective)
  • Held, made, fixed, or closed firmly and securely (adjective)
  • Of close and compact construction or organization, esp so as to be impervious to water, air, etc (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Unyielding or stringent (adjective)
  • Cramped or constricted (adjective)
  • Mean or miserly (adjective)
  • Difficult and problematic (adjective)
  • Hardly profitable (adjective)
  • (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand (adjective)
  • (of funds, money, etc) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy (adjective)
  • (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise (adjective)
  • (of a match or game) very close or even (adjective)
  • (of a team or group, esp of a pop group) playing well together, in a disciplined coordinated way (adjective)
  • Drunk (adjective)
  • (of a person) showing tension (adjective)
  • Neat (adjective)
  • In a close, firm, or secure way (adverb)
  • Comparative form of tight: more tight (adjective)

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  • Comparative form of tight: more tight (adverb)
  • A ribbon or string used to draw clothes closer. (noun)

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Use "tighter" in a sentence
  • ""We are trying to concentrate the breeding patterns -- what they call tighter calving periods in groups of cattle," he said."
  • "In the years since, Raimi proved he could work in tighter narrative forms."
  • "And I just realize that we've got to empower the producers of society, and I think that the Tea Party and the Republicans have that vision, and hopefully, they can maintain tighter controls on spending and stop enabling the poor."