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Taut

A taut object is one under tension. Taut is also a surname, and may refer to: Bruno Taut (1880–1938), prolific German architect, urban planner and author Max Taut (1884–1967), German architectTaut may also refer to: Tauț, a commune in Arad County, Romania Tăut, a village in Batăr Commune, Bihor County, Romania Taut International, sports drink company acquired by A.G. BarrTAUT, an acronym, may refer to: Tramways and Urban Transit, a monthly magazine published in the UK The complement of the SAT-problem; testing if a formula is a tautology, known to be co-NP-complete.
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Tight

Fixed or fastened firmly in place
A tight lid.
Tight screws.
A tight knot.
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Taut

Stretched or pulled tight; not slack
The fabric stays taut without adhesive
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Tight

Stretched or drawn out fully
A tight wire.
A tight drumhead.
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Taut

Pulled or drawn tight; not slack.
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Tight

Of such close construction as to be impermeable
Cloth tight enough to hold water.
Warm in our tight little cabin.
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Taut

Flexed or not loose
Taut muscles.
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Tight

Leaving little empty space through compression; compact
A tight suitcase.
A tight weave.
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Taut

Strained or tense
Taut nerves.
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Tight

Affording little spare time; full
A tight schedule.
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Taut

Kept in good order; trim
A taut ship.
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Tight

Closely reasoned or concise
A tight argument.
A tight style of writing.
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Taut

Marked by the efficient, sparing, or concise use of something, such as language or detail
A taut movie script.
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Tight

Fitting close or too close to the skin; snug
A tight collar.
A fit that was much too tight.
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Taut

Under tension, like a stretched bowstring, rope, or sail; tight.
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Tight

(Slang) Personally close; intimate
"me and the D.A., who happen to be very tight with one another" (Tom Wolfe).
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Taut

(of a body, muscles, etc.) Not flabby; firm, toned; (of a person) having a lean, strong body.
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Tight

Experiencing a feeling of constriction
A tight feeling in the chest.
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Taut

(of music, writing, etc.) Containing only relevant parts; brief and controlled.
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Tight

Reluctant to spend or give; stingy.
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Taut

(figuratively) Experiencing anxiety or stress.
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Tight

Obtainable with difficulty or only at a high price
Tight money.
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Taut

Neat and well-disciplined; (by extension) efficient and in order.
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Tight

Affected by scarcity
A tight market.
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Taut

(oenology) Strong; uncompromising.
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Tight

Difficult to deal with or get out of
A tight spot.
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Taut

(transitive) To make taut; to tauten, to tighten.
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Tight

Barely profitable
A tight bargain.
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Taut

Tight; stretched; not slack; - said esp. of a rope that is tightly strained.
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Tight

Closely contested; close
A tight match.
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Taut

Snug; close; firm; secure.
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Tight

Chiefly British Neat and trim in appearance or arrangement.
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Taut

Pulled or drawn tight;
Taut sails
A tight drumhead
A tight rope
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Tight

Marked by full control over elements or subordinates; firm
Tight management.
A tight orchestral performance.
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Taut

Subjected to great tension; stretched tight;
The skin of his face looked drawn and tight
Her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow
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Tight

(Slang) Intoxicated; drunk.
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Tight

(Baseball) Inside.
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Tight

Firmly; securely.
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Tight

Soundly
Sleep tight.
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Tight

Snugly or with constriction
My shoes are laced too tight.
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Tight

Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open.
A tight sponge; a tight knot
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Tight

Unyielding or firm.
Tight control on a situation; tight clothing
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Tight

Under high tension; taut.
Make sure to pull the rope tight.
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Tight

(colloquial) Scarce, hard to come by.
I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very tight, but we made do.
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Tight

Intimately friendly.
We've grown tighter over the years.
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Tight

Miserly or frugal.
He's a bit tight with his money.
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Tight

(of a space, design or arrangement) Narrow, such that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
The passageway was so tight we could barely get through.
They flew in a tight formation.
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Tight

Fitting close, or too close, to the body.
A tight coat;
My socks are too tight.
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Tight

Of a turn, sharp, so that the timeframe for making it is narrow and following it is difficult.
The mountain pass was made dangerous by its many tight corners.
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Tight

Lacking holes; difficult to penetrate; waterproof.
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Tight

Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
Their marching band is extremely tight.
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Tight

(sport) Not conceding many goals.
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Tight

(slang) Intoxicated; drunk or acting like being drunk.
We went drinking and got tight.
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Tight

(slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
That is one tight bicycle!
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Tight

Mean; unfair; unkind.
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Tight

Limited or restricted.
We had a very tight schedule.
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Tight

(obsolete) Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
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Tight

(obsolete) Handy; adroit; brisk.
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Tight

(poker) Of a player, who plays very few hands. en
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Tight

(poker) Using a strategy which involves playing very few hands. en
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Tight

Intimate, close, close-knit.
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Tight

A car with understeer, primarily used to describe NASCAR stock cars.
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Tight

Angry or irritated.
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Tight

Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
Make sure the lid is closed tight.
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Tight

Soundly.
Good night, sleep tight.
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Tight

(obsolete) To tighten.
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Tight

Firmly held together; compact; not loose or open; as, tight cloth; a tight knot.
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Tight

Close, so as not to admit the passage of a liquid or other fluid; not leaky; as, a tight ship; a tight cask; a tight room; - often used in this sense as the second member of a compound; as, water-tight; air-tight.
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Tight

Fitting close, or too close, to the body; as, a tight coat or other garment.
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Tight

Not ragged; whole; neat; tidy.
Clad very plain, but clean and tight.
I'll spin and card, and keep our children tight.
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Tight

Close; parsimonious; saving; as, a man tight in his dealings.
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Tight

Not slack or loose; firmly stretched; taut; - applied to a rope, chain, or the like, extended or stretched out.
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Tight

Handy; adroit; brisk.
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Tight

Somewhat intoxicated; tipsy.
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Tight

Pressing; stringent; not easy; firmly held; dear; - said of money or the money market. Cf. Easy, 7.
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Tight

To tighten.
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Tight

Closely constrained or constricted or constricting;
Tight skirts
He hated tight starched collars
Fingers closed in a tight fist
A tight feeling in his chest
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Tight

Pulled or drawn tight;
Taut sails
A tight drumhead
A tight rope
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Tight

Set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration;
In tight formation
A tight blockade
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Tight

Pressed tightly together;
With lips compressed
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Tight

Used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;
A mean person
He left a miserly tip
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Tight

Affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow;
Tight money
A tight market
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Tight

Of such close construction as to be impermeable;
A tight roof
Warm in our tight little house
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Tight

Of textiles;
A close weave
Smooth percale with a very tight weave
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Tight

Securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid;
The bolts are tight
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Tight

(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched;
A close contest
A close election
A tight game
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Tight

Very drunk
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Tight

Exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent;
A nasty problem
A good man to have on your side in a tight situation
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Tight

Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures;
Rigorous discipline
Tight security
Stringent safety measures
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Tight

Packed closely together;
The stood in a tight little group
Hair in tight curls
The pub was packed tight
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Tight

Firmly or tightly;
Held fast to the rope
Her foot was stuck fast
Held tight
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Tight

In an attentive manner;
He remained close on his guard
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