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adj. taut·er, taut·est
a. Pulled or drawn tight; not slack. See Synonyms at tight.
b. Flexed or not loose: taut muscles.
c. Strained or tense: taut nerves.
a. Kept in good order; trim: a taut ship.
b. Marked by the efficient, sparing, or concise use of something, such as language or detail: a taut movie script.
[Middle English tohte, distended, perhaps ultimately from Old English togian, to drag; see tow1.]
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|Adv.||1.||tautly - in a taut manner; "the rope was tautly stretched"|
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