- adj. 紧的；紧身的；密集的；拮据的
- adv. 紧紧地；牢固地；迅速地
- 牢的,紧的,不松动的,难解开的 fixed, fastened or drawn firmly; hard to move or undo
- 紧密结合的; 不漏的,不透的 fitting closely; made so that a specified thing can not get in or out
- 紧密的,密集的 with things or people arranged closely
- 势均力敌的 evenly contested
- 绷紧的,拉紧的 fully stretched; taut
- 喝醉的 drunk
- (银根)紧的,难借得到的 difficult to obtain, except at high rate of interest
- 小气的,吝啬的 stingy; miserly
- 紧紧地,牢牢地 closely; firmly
- 彻底地,好好地 thoroughly; well
closely constrained or constricted or constricting;
"he hated tight starched collars"
"fingers closed in a tight fist"
"a tight feeling in his chest"
pulled or drawn tight;
"a tight drumhead"
"a tight rope"
set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration;
"in tight formation"
"a tight blockade"
pressed tightly together;
"with lips compressed"
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;
"a mean person"
"he left a miserly tip"
affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow;
"a tight market"
of such close construction as to be impermeable;
"a tight roof"
"warm in our tight little house"
"a close weave"
"smooth percale with a very tight weave"
securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid;
"the bolts are tight"
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;
"a close contest"
"a close election"
"a tight game"
exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent;
"a nasty problem"
"a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
"stringent safety measures"
packed closely together;
"they stood in a tight little group"
"hair in tight curls"
"the pub was packed tight"
firmly or closely;
"held fast to the rope"
"her foot was stuck fast"
in an attentive manner;
"he remained close on his guard"
- This pair of trousers is too tight for me.
- This drawer is too tight for me to open it.
- That fat woman looked ridiculous in her tight golden dress.
- Don't they know how tight my schedule is?
- Since money was tight, we settled for a short trip to the south.
- She held her baby tight in her arms.
- His fists were clenched tight.
- With a bread knife Miss Martha quickly made a deep slash in each of the stale loaves, inserted a generous quantity of butter, and pressed the loaves tight again.
- If markets suddenly become more volatile, hedge funds can very quickly unwind their short yen positions, whereas households are more likely to sit tight.
- Her tight dress was wrinkled over her hips.
- I shall need someone to help me work this board into place, it's a tight fit.
- The tight roof kept rain from leaking in.
- There was tight security at the airport when the President's plane landed.
- Spending is kept within tight limits.
- I've got a very tight schedule today so I can't see you until tomorrow.
- The aircraft had to do a tight turn to avoid the mountain.
- I know you are in a tight place again.
- He saved almost every penny he earns and is the tightest person I know.
- He made sure that the rope was tight.
- The cover of the drum has to be stretched until it's really tight.
- These trousers are too tight.
- Are you sure this roof is completely tight?
- Time is going to be tight, so you'd better hurry.
- The jazz group is very tight.
- We hope to finish the work in the next week, but the schedule is a bit tight.
- Money is tight.
- If next winter is unusually cold, heating-oil supplies will be very tight.
- These shoes are too tight for me.
- She is tight with her money.
- Her throat was tight with fear.
- The drawer is so tight that I can't open it.
- Can you make it tight?
- Tie the string tight on that parcel or it may come undone.
- Hold tight!
- His eyes closed tight.
- Hold tight when you ride at the back of your brother's scooter.
- The shirt fits tight across the shoulders.
- They bound his wound up tight and hoped the bleeding would stop.
- Sleep tight!
- She held him tight in her arms.
- Mrs. Press, holding her sick baby tight in her arms, hurried to the hospital.
- be a tight squeeze
挤得紧紧的 be packed
- in a tight corner〔spot〕
处于困境 in a difficult situation
- sit tight
〈非正〉留在原处等候; 坚持自己的立场 stay where one is; keep to one's own opinions , ideas, etc.
A tight house..and wholesome food.出自： G. Berkeley
- tight的基本意思是“牢的,紧的,不松动的,难解开的”,指紧紧地绕住某种东西或把某物紧紧地束在一起; 形容一种构造时可指其各个部分紧紧地联系在一起,可译作“紧密结合的,不漏的,不透的”,还可指人被困于绝境或“小气的,吝啬的”。
- tight, tightly
- 1.tight除可用作副词外,还可用作形容词; tightly只能作副词用。例如:
- She clung tightly to her few remaining possessions.她紧紧抓住她仅有的一些财物不肯放手。
- 2.tight使用范围较广; tightly常用在助动词与过去分词之间。例如:
- The stands were tightly packed for the important match.看台上观众满座,观看这场重要的比赛。
- 3.tight的比较级和最高级为tighter和tightest; 而tightly的比较级和最高级是more tightly和most tightly。例如:
- Tie the string more tightly on that parcel or it may come undone.把这包裹上的绳子捆得更牢些,否则会散包的。
误 That coat looks tightly.
正 That coat looks tight.
析 tight和tightly都有“紧”的意思。tight既可用作形容词,也可用作副词; 而tightly只可用作副词。这里look是系动词,后面须跟形容词tight。
误 The door was shut tightly.
正 The door was shut tight.
正 The door was tightly shut.
- ☆ 1435年左右进入英语，直接源自中古英语的thight；最初源自古北欧语的etter，意为防水的，紧的。
- tighten v. 收紧;加紧‖tightener n. 使收紧的人〔物〕