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tight

 (tīt)
adj. tight·er, tight·est
1. Fixed or fastened firmly in place: a tight lid; tight screws; a tight knot.
2. Stretched or drawn out fully: a tight wire; a tight drumhead.
3. Of such close construction as to be impermeable: cloth tight enough to hold water; warm in our tight little cabin.
4.
a. Leaving little empty space through compression; compact: a tight suitcase; a tight weave.
b. Affording little spare time; full: a tight schedule.
5. Closely reasoned or concise: a tight argument; a tight style of writing.
6. Fitting close or too close to the skin; snug: a tight collar; a fit that was much too tight.
7. Slang Personally close; intimate: "me and the D.A., who happen to be very tight with one another" (Tom Wolfe).
8. Experiencing a feeling of constriction: a tight feeling in the chest.
9. Reluctant to spend or give; stingy.
10.
a. Obtainable with difficulty or only at a high price: tight money.
b. Affected by scarcity: a tight market.
11. Difficult to deal with or get out of: a tight spot.
12. Barely profitable: a tight bargain.
13. Closely contested; close: a tight match.
14. Chiefly British Neat and trim in appearance or arrangement.
15. Marked by full control over elements or subordinates; firm: tight management; a tight orchestral performance.
16. Slang Intoxicated; drunk.
17. Baseball Inside.
adv. tight·er, tight·est
1. Firmly; securely.
2. Soundly: sleep tight.
3. Snugly or with constriction: My shoes are laced too tight.

[Middle English, dense, of Scandinavian origin.]

tight′ly adv.
tight′ness n.
Synonyms: tight, taut, tense1
These adjectives mean not slack or loose on account of being pulled or drawn out fully: a tight skirt; taut sails; tense piano strings.
Usage Note: Tight is used as an adverb following verbs that denote a process of closure or constriction, as squeeze, shut, close, tie, and hold. In this use it is subtly distinct from the adverb tightly. Tight denotes the state resulting from the process, whereas tightly denotes the manner of its application. As such, tight is more appropriate when the focus is on a state that endures for some time after the activity has ended. The sentence She closed up the house tight suggests preparation for an impending blizzard. By the same token, it is more natural to say The windows were frozen tight than The windows were frozen tightly, since in this case the tightness of the seal is not likely to be the result of the manner in which the windows were frozen. With a few verbs tight is used idiomatically as an intensive and is the only possible form: sleep tight; sit tight. Tight can be used only following the verb: The house was shut tight (not tight shut). Before the verb, use tightly: The house was tightly shut.

tight

(taɪt)
adj
1. stretched or drawn so as not to be loose; taut: a tight cord.
2. fitting or covering in a close manner: a tight dress.
3. held, made, fixed, or closed firmly and securely: a tight knot.
4.
a. of close and compact construction or organization, esp so as to be impervious to water, air, etc
b. (in combination): watertight; airtight.
5. unyielding or stringent: to keep a tight hold on resources.
6. cramped or constricted: a tight fit.
7. mean or miserly
8. difficult and problematic: a tight situation.
9. hardly profitable: a tight bargain.
10. (Economics) economics
a. (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand
b. (of funds, money, etc) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy
c. (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise. Compare easy8
11. (of a match or game) very close or even
12. (of a team or group, esp of a pop group) playing well together, in a disciplined coordinated way
13. informal drunk
14. informal (of a person) showing tension
15. archaic or dialect neat
adv
16. in a close, firm, or secure way: pull it tight.
17. sit tight
a. to wait patiently; bide one's time
b. to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly
18. sleep tight to sleep soundly
[C14: probably variant of thight, from Old Norse thēttr close; related to Middle High German dīhte thick]
ˈtightly adv
ˈtightness n

tight

(taɪt)

adj. and
adv. -er, -est. adj.
1. firmly or closely fixed in place; secure: a tight knot.
2. drawn or stretched so as to be tense; taut.
3. fitting closely, esp. too closely: a tight collar.
4. difficult to deal with or manage: a tight situation.
5. of such close texture or fit as to be impervious to water, air, etc.: a tight roof.
6. concise; terse.
7. firm; rigid: tight control.
8. affording little leeway; full: a tight schedule.
9. nearly even; close: a tight race.
10. parsimonious; stingy.
11. Slang. drunk; tipsy.
12. characterized by scarcity or demand that exceeds supply: a tight job market; tight money.
13. tidy; orderly.
14. neatly or well built or made.
adv.
15. in a tight manner; closely; securely: Shut the door tight.
16. soundly or deeply: to sleep tight.
Idioms:
run a tight ship, to maintain smooth efficiency, as in a company.
[1400–50; late Middle English, sandhi variant of Middle English thight dense, solid, tight < Old Norse thēttr, c. Old English -thiht firm, solid, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dicht]
tight′ly, adv.
tight′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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"
tight - of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
tense - taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"
loose - not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting; "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"
2.tight - pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
tense - taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"
3.tight - set so close together as to be invulnerable to penetration; "in tight formation"; "a tight blockade"
invulnerable - immune to attack; impregnable; "gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs"
4.tight - pressed tightly together; "with lips compressed"
shut, closed - used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight"
5.tight - (used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; "a mean person"; "he left a miserly tip"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
6.tight - affected by scarcity and expensive to borrow; "tight money"; "a tight market"
economic science, economics, political economy - the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
scarce - deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
7.tight - of such close construction as to be impermeable; "a tight roof"; "warm in our tight little house"
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"
impermeable - preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through; "impermeable stone"; "an impermeable layer of scum"; "a coat impermeable to rain"
seaworthy - fit for a sea voyage
leaky - permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases ; "a leaky roof"; "a leaky defense system"
8.tight - of textiles; "a close weave"; "smooth percale with a very tight weave"
fine - of textures that are smooth to the touch or substances consisting of relatively small particles; "wood with a fine grain"; "fine powdery snow"; "fine rain"; "batiste is a cotton fabric with a fine weave"; "covered with a fine film of dust"
9.tight - securely or solidly fixed in place; rigid; "the bolts are tight"
secure - not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"
10.tight - (of a contest or contestants) evenly matched; "a close contest"; "a close election"; "a tight game"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
11.tight - very drunktight - very drunk        
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
12.tight - exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
13.tight - demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; "rigorous discipline"; "tight security"; "stringent safety measures"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"
14.tight - packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight"
compact - closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
Adv.1.tight - firmly or closely; "held fast to the rope"; "her foot was stuck fast"; "held tight"
2.tight - in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

tight

adjective
1. close-fitting, narrow, cramped, snug, constricted, close His jeans were too tight.
close-fitting loose, spacious
2. secure, firm, fast, fixed Keep a tight grip on my hand.
3. taut, stretched, tense, rigid, stiff Pull the elastic tight and knot the ends.
taut relaxed, slack
4. compact, compacted, dense, compressed, unyielding She curled up in a tight ball.
7. sealed, watertight, impervious, sound, proof, hermetic Cover with foil and the lid to ensure a tight seal.
sealed open, loose, porous
8. close, even, well-matched, near, hard-fought, evenly-balanced It was a very tight match.
close overwhelming, runaway, landslide, easy, uneven
9. (Informal) miserly, mean, stingy, close, sparing, grasping, parsimonious, niggardly, penurious, tightfisted, tight-arse (taboo slang), tight-arsed (taboo slang), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) Are you so tight you won't even spend a few quid?
miserly generous, lavish, extravagant, open, abundant, prodigal, spendthrift, profuse, munificent
10. difficult, tough, dangerous, tricky, sticky (informal), hazardous, troublesome, problematic, precarious, perilous, worrisome, ticklish They teach you to use your head and get out of a tight spot.
11. (Informal) drunk, intoxicated, pissed (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), flying (slang), bombed (slang), stoned (slang), wasted (slang), smashed (slang), hammered (slang), steaming (slang), wrecked (slang), out of it (slang), plastered (slang), blitzed (slang), lit up (slang), stewed (slang), pickled (informal), bladdered (slang), under the influence (informal), tipsy, legless (informal), paralytic (informal), sozzled (informal), steamboats (Scot. slang), tiddly (slang, chiefly Brit.), off your face (slang), half cut (Brit. slang), zonked (slang), blotto (slang), inebriated, out to it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), three sheets to the wind (slang), in your cups, rat-arsed (taboo slang), Brahms and Liszt (slang), half seas over (Brit. informal), bevvied (dialect), pie-eyed (slang) He laughed loudly. There was no doubt he was tight.
drunk sober
12. scarce, scant, meagre, in short supply, low, limited, scanty Money has been fairly tight in our household.
13. succinct, economic, concise, to the point, crisp, terse, laconic, pithy, well structured, short and sweet the tight writing and upbeat performances of the play

tight

adjective
1. Persistently holding to something:
2. Stretched tightly:
3. Having all parts near to each other:
4. Based on good judgment, reasoning, or evidence:
5. Characterized by an economy of artistic expression:
6. Affording little room for movement:
7. Slang. Very closely associated:
Informal: thick.
Idiom: hand in glove with.
9. Hard to deal with or get out of:
Informal: sticky.
10. Nearly equivalent or even:
11. Chiefly British. In good order or clean condition:
12. Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
Translations
صارِمضَيِّقمَحْشومَحْشور، ضَيِّقمُحْكَم
těsnýutaženýnataženýnatěsnaněpevný
stramtætskarpspændt
kireätiukka
čvrstzategnut
szoros
fastur, vel herturknappuròéttòéttur, òröngurstrangur, öruggur
きついぴんと張った
꼭 끼는꽉 조여 있는
įsitemptipėdkelnėsprikimšimassusiveržtisuveržti diržą
blīviblīvi plānotsciešiciešsnoslogots
natiahnutý
čvrstočvrsto napetčvrsto privitmočanoprijet
fasttajt
แน่น ตึงคับแน่น
sıkısıkı gerilmişsıkı sıkıyasıkıcasıkışık
chậtchặt

tight

[taɪt]
A. ADJ (tighter (compar) (tightest (superl)))
1. [clothes, jeans] (= close-fitting) → ajustado, ceñido; (= uncomfortably tight) → apretado, estrecho
my shoes are too tightme aprietan los zapatos
the hat was a tight fitel sombrero quedaba muy apretado or muy justo
2. (= stretched out) [rope, skin] → tirante
my skin feels tighttengo la piel tirante, me tira la piel
to pull sth tighttensar algo
as tight as a drum [surface, material] → tenso como la piel de un tambor
she has a body as tight as a drumtiene el cuerpo firme como una piedra
to keep a tight rein on sth/sbmantener un control estricto sobre algo/algn
see also skin-tight
3. (= not loose) [screw, knot, curl] → apretado; [seal] → hermético; [embrace, grip] → fuerte
his fingers were tight on Thomas's armle apretaba el brazo a Thomas fuertemente con los dedos
the insect curled up in a tight ballel insecto se enroscó formando una pequeña bola
to have a tight grip on sth (on power, economy) → ejercer un firme control sobre algo
to keep a tight grip on sth (on finances, discipline) → mantener un firme control de algo
to have a tight hold of sthtener algo bien agarrado
to keep a tight hold of sthagarrar algo con fuerza
it was a tight squeeze in the liftíbamos muy apretados or apiñados en el ascensor
to keep a tight lid on sth (fig) → controlar bien algo, mantener algo bajo control
see also airtight, watertight
4. (= tense) [voice, throat, smile] → tenso; [muscle] → tenso, tirante
my chest feels tightsiento una opresión en el pecho
5. (= strict) [schedule] → apretado; [budget] → ajustado, limitado; [control] → estricto
security will be tighthabrá fuertes medidas de seguridad
6. (= close-knit) [group, community] → muy unido
7. (= sharp) [bend] → cerrado
to make a tight turngirar bruscamente, dar un giro brusco
8. (= scarce) [space, resources] → limitado, escaso
things were tight during the warel dinero era escaso durante la guerra
when we first got married money was tightal principio de casarnos estábamos bastante escasos de dinero
9. (= difficult) [situation] → apurado, difícil
to be in a tight corner or spotestar en una situación apurada or comprometida
10. (= close) [competition, match] → reñido
11. (= drunk) → mamado, tomado (LAm)
to get tightagarrarse una moña, cogérsela
12. (= tight-fisted) → agarrado
B. ADV [hold, grip] → bien, con fuerza; [squeeze] → con fuerza; [shut, seal, tie] → bien
hold (on) tight!¡agárrate or sujétate bien!, ¡agárrate or sujétate fuerte!
to be packed tight (with sth)estar lleno hasta arriba (de algo) , estar abarrotado (de algo)
to sit tight do we just sit tight while thousands of people are dying?¿vamos a quedarnos cruzados de brazos or sin hacer nada mientras mueren miles de personas?
sleep tight!¡que duermas bien!, ¡que descanses!

tight

[ˈtaɪt]
adj
[knot, ball] → serré(e); [rope] → tendu(e), raide
She curled up in a tight ball → Elle se roula en boule serrée.
to tie sth in a tight knot → nouer solidement qch
Tie it in a tight knot → Nouez-le solidement.
to keep a tight hold on sth → tenir fermement qch
(= tight-fitting) [clothes] → moulant(e)
her tight black jeans → son jean noir moulant
This dress is a bit tight → Cette robe est un peu serrée.
My skin feels tight and lacking in moisture → Ma peau est comme tirée et sèche.
(= narrow) [bend, angle] → serré(e)
(= restricted) [budget, programme] → serré(e)
We're working to a tight budget → Nous travaillons avec un budget serré.
Things are a bit tight → Nous sommes un peu justes.
(= strict) [control] → étroit(e)
to exercise tight control over sb/sth → exercer un contrôle étroit sur qn/qch
Security has become tighter
BUT Les mesures de sécurité sont devenues plus strictes.
(= drunk) → rond(e)
(= mean) → radin(e)
to be in a tight corner, to be in a tight spot → être dans une situation délicate
adv
[squeeze, hold] → fermement
to hold sb tight → serrer qn dans ses bras
He held me very tight → Il me serra fort dans ses bras.
Everybody hold tight! → Accrochez-vous bien!
to close one's eyes tight → fermer fort les yeux
to keep one's eyes tight shut → garder les yeux bien fermés
to be packed tight (= crammed full) [suitcase] → être bourré(e)
(= crowded) [people, things] → être serré(e)
sleep tight! → dors bien!

tight

adj (+er)
(= close-fitting) clotheseng; joindicht; these jeans/shoes are too tightdiese Jeans/Schuhe sind zu eng
(= stiff, difficult to move) screw, boltfestsitzend, unbeweglich; the tap is (too) tightder Hahn ist zu fest zu; the cork/screw/bolt is (too) tightder Korken/die Schraube/der Bolzen sitzt fest; the drawer/window is a bit tightdie Schublade/das Fenster klemmt ein bisschen or geht schwer auf
(= firm) screwfest angezogen; tap, windowdicht; lid, embracefest; control, discipline, securitystreng; organizationstraff; to have/keep a tight hold of something (lit)etw gut festhalten; to keep a tight hold on the reins (fig)die Zügel fest in der Hand haben; to keep a tight lid on something (fig)etw streng unter Kontrolle halten; to run a tight ship (lit, fig)ein strenges Regiment führen
(= taut) rope, skinstraff; knotfest (angezogen); she wears her hair in a tight bunsie trägt ihr Haar in einem festen Knoten; to be as tight as a drumstraff sein; (inf: = drunk) → sturzbetrunken sein (inf)
(= leaving little space)eng; weaveeng, dicht; tight curlskleine Locken; things are getting rather tight in this officees wird ziemlich eng im Büro; it’s a tight space for lorrieses ist eng hier für Lastwagen
(= leaving little time) timing etcknapp; scheduleknapp bemessen; 4 o’clock is a bit tight for me4 Uhr ist ein bisschen knapp für mich
(= difficult) situationschwierig; in a tight corner or spot (fig)in der Klemme (inf); things are getting a bit tight for him round herees wird langsam brenzlig für ihn (inf); things were tightdie Lage war schwierig
(= close) race, matchknapp
(= tense) voicefest; lipszusammengepresst; mouthverkniffen; smileverkrampft; throatzusammengeschnürt; muscleverspannt
(= constricted) chest, stomachzusammengeschnürt; a tight feeling in the chestein beengtes Gefühl in der Brust
(= close, close-knit)eng; the Common Market is a tight federation of statesder gemeinsame Markt ist ein enger Staatenbund
(= sharp) bendeng
(Fin) budget, moneyknapp
(inf: = miserly) → knick(e)rig (inf), → geizig; to be tight with one’s moneygeizig mit seinem Geld sein
(inf: = drunk) → voll (inf), → blau (inf); to get tightblau werden (inf)
adv (+er) hold, shut, screw, fastenfest; stretchstraff; the suitcase/train was packed tight with …der Koffer/Zug war vollgestopft mit …; he kept his mouth shut tighter schwieg eisern; (at dentist etc) → er hielt den Mund fest geschlossen; to hold somebody/something tightjdn/etw festhalten; to do something up tightetw festmachen or gut befestigen; to pull something tightetw festziehen or stramm ziehen; to stretch something tightetw straff spannen; to sit tightsich nicht rühren; sleep tight!schlaf(t) gut!; hold tight!festhalten!; she held tight to her assertionsie blieb felsenfest bei ihrer Behauptung
adj suf-dicht; watertightwasserdicht; airtightluftdicht

tight

:
tightfisted
adjknauserig, knickerig (inf); to be tightdie Hand auf der Tasche halten
tight-fitting
adjeng anliegend
tightknit
adj communityeng (miteinander) verbunden or verwachsen
tight-lipped
adj
(lit)mit schmalen Lippen; (= silent)verschwiegen, verschlossen; he kept a tight silenceer wahrte absolutes or eisernes Schweigen; to be tight about somethingsich nicht zu etw äußern
(= angry) personverbissen; expressionabweisend; smileverkniffen; tight disapprovalverbissene Ablehnung

tight

[taɪt]
1. adj
a. (gen, clothes, budget, bend) → stretto/a; (rope) → teso/a, tirato/a; (usu pred, firmly fixed, hard to move) → duro/a; (strict, control, discipline) → severo/a, fermo/a (Brit) (fam) (mean) → tirchio/a
it's a tight fit → è un po' stretto
to be in a tight spot (fig) (fam) → essere in una situazione difficile
space is a bit tight → siamo un po' stretti
money is a bit tight → siamo un po' a corto di denaro
to keep a tight hold of sth → tenere qc stretto
to keep a tight hold on the reins (fig) → tenere le redini in pugno
b. (fam) (drunk) → sbronzo/a
to get tight → sbronzarsi
2. adv (hold) → stretto/a; (close) → ermeticamente; (grasp) → saldamente; (squeeze) → fortemente
to be packed tight (suitcase) → essere pieno/a zeppo/a (people) → essere pigiati
screw it up tight! → avvitalo stretto!
pull the door tight! → chiudi bene la porta!
to hold sb tight → tenere stretto/a qn
everybody hold tight! → tenetevi stretti!
the room was packed tight with people → la stanza era piena zeppa di persone
to sleep tight (soundly) → dormire sodo

tight

(tait) adjective
1. fitting very or too closely. I couldn't open the box because the lid was too tight; My trousers are too tight.
2. stretched to a great extent; not loose. He made sure that the ropes were tight.
3. (of control etc) strict and very careful. She keeps (a) tight control over her emotions.
4. not allowing much time. We hope to finish this next week but the schedule's a bit tight.
adverb
(also ˈtightly) closely; with no extra room or space. The bags were packed tight / tightly packed.
-tight sealed so as to keep (something) in or out, as in airtight, *watertight
ˈtighten verb
to make or become tight or tighter.
ˈtightness noun
tights noun plural
a close-fitting (usually nylon or woollen) garment covering the feet, legs and body to the waist. She bought three pairs of tights.
ˌtight-ˈfisted adjective
mean and ungenerous with money. a tight-fisted employer.
ˈtightrope noun
a tightly-stretched rope or wire on which acrobats balance.
a tight corner/spot
a difficult position or situation. His refusal to help put her in a tight corner/spot.
tighten one's belt
to make sacrifices and reduce one's standard of living. If the economy gets worse, we shall just have to tighten our belts.

tight

ضَيِّق, مُحْكَم pevný, těsný stram straff σφιχτός ajustado, apretado kireä, tiukka serré čvrst, zategnut stretto きつい, ぴんと張った 꼭 끼는, 꽉 조여 있는 strak knytte, stram ciasny, wąski apertado натянутый, тугой fast, tajt แน่น ตึง, คับแน่น sıkı chật, chặt 紧的

tight

a. [fitted] apretado-a, ajustado-a; [airtight] hermético-a; tirante;
a ___ situationuna situación grave;
___ squeezepop. aprieto;
v.
to hold on ___agarrarse bien.

tight

adj apretado; (control) estricto; — glucose control control estricto de la glucosa
References in classic literature ?
Meg's high-heeled slippers were very tight and hurt her, though she would not own it, and Jo's nineteen hairpins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable, but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.
Finding all tight he hurried around the corner to the New Willard House and beat on the door.
He must once have been a very strong man, but now his great frame, with big, knotty joints, had a wasted look, and the skin was drawn tight over his high cheekbones.
It was, in short, the platform of the pillory; and above it rose the framework of that instrument of discipline, so fashioned as to confine the human head in its tight grasp, and thus hold it up to the public gaze.
She once more took my hand in both her own, holding it as tight as if to fortify me against the increase of alarm I might draw from this disclosure.
His pure tight skin was an excellent fit; and closely wrapped up in it, and embalmed with inner health and strength, like a revivified Egyptian, this Starbuck seemed prepared to endure for long ages to come, and to endure always, as now; for be it Polar snow or torrid sun, like a patent chronometer, his interior vitality was warranted to do well in all climates.
But when it came to breaking in, that was a bad time for me; several men came to catch me, and when at last they closed me in at one corner of the field, one caught me by the forelock, another caught me by the nose and held it so tight I could hardly draw my breath; then another took my under jaw in his hard hand and wrenched my mouth open, and so by force they got on the halter and the bar into my mouth; then one dragged me along by the halter, another flogging behind, and this was the first experience I had of men's kindness; it was all force.
Only once there is a tight shave--and that is the fault of Marija Berczynskas.
Her heart swelled and throbbed, and she involuntarily strained him so tight that the little fellow looked up into her face in astonishment.
So me and the duke went up to the village, and hunted around there for the king, and by and by we found him in the back room of a little low doggery, very tight, and a lot of loafers bullyrag- ging him for sport, and he a-cussing and a-threatening with all his might, and so tight he couldn't walk, and couldn't do nothing to them.
WE didn't get done tinkering the machinery till away late in the afternoon, and so it was so close to sundown when we got home that we never stopped on our road, but made a break for the sycamores as tight as we could go, to tell Jake what the delay was, and have him wait till we could go to Brace's and find out how things was there.
I held tight to the leg of the table under the cloth, with both hands, and awaited my fate.