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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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|Noun||1.||tautness - the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"|
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
|2.||tautness - lack of movement or room for movement|
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2. [of face, expression] → tensión f
3. [of body, muscles] → firmeza f
4. [of writing] → lo compacto
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