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tight

adjective
adverb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective close-fittingteann adj1  c m ufáiscthe adj3  c m ucúng adj1  c m uthe dress is tight tá an gúna teannhe had a tight jacket on bhí seaicéad teann air, bhí seaicéad cúng airmy shoes were too tight bhí mo bhróga rótheann , bhí mo bhróga róchúng , bhí mo bhróga ag luí orm, bhí mo bhróga róbheag agam 2 adjective restricted in sizecúng adj1  c m uthe parking space was tight bhí an spás páirceála cúngit was a tight squeeze getting all of us into the car ar éigean a bhíomar ar fad in ann dul sa charr, ar éigean Dé a bhí dóthain spáis sa charr dúinn ar fad
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3 adjective firmteann adj1  c m udaingean adj1  c m udocht adj1  c m uthe jar has a tight lid tá clár teann ar an bpróca, tá an claibín fáiscthe go daingean ar an gcrúscathey were locked in a tight hug bhí barróg dhocht acu ar a chéile, bhí greim teannta acu ar a chéilehe kept a tight hold of the rails bhí greim daingean aige ar na ráillía tight knot snaidhm dhaingean, snaidhm fháiscthe 4 adjective tautteann adj1  c m urite adj3  c m utarraingthe adj3  c m uthe rope must be tight ní mór don rópa bheith teann, caithfidh an tsreang bheith rite 5 adjective close togar adj1  c m ucóngarach adj1  c m uthe white ball was tight on the cushion bhí an liathróid bhán gar don chúisín, bhí an liathróid bhán cóngarach don chúisínthe garden is tight against the house tá an gairdín buailte ar an teach 6 adjective SPOR closely foughtcrua adj3  c m uit'll be a tight game cluiche crua a bheidh ann, beidh coimhlint ghéar sa chluichea tight race rás crua, rás géar 7 adjective compactdlúth adj1  c m uthey stood in a tight group bhí siad ina seasamh go dlúth le chéileI made them into a tight bundle rinne mé burla dlúth díobh 8 adjective cohesivedlúth adj1  c m uwe're a tight group of friends is grúpa dlúthchairde muid, grúpa cairde muid atá an-mhór le chéile 9 adjective disciplined and professionalhe delivered a tight performance thug sé an-taispeántas uaidhthey played a tight game d'imir siad cluiche crua 10 adjective strictdocht adj1  c m ugéar adj1  c m ua tight deadline sprioc-am dochtsecurity was very tight during the talks bhí an tslándáil an-docht le linn na gcainteannait was organised on a tight budget eagraíodh é ar bheagán airgid 11 adjective in short supplygann adj1  c m umoney is tight at the moment tá an t-airgead gann i láthair na huaire, tá ganntanas airgid ann faoi láthairspace is tight tá ganntanas spáis ann, níl mórán spáis annwe're tight for time níl mórán ama againn 12 adjective tense, strainedI started getting tight thosaigh teannas ag teacht ormhe had his tight face on bhí cuma an teannais ar a éadanher voice was tight with tension bhí teannas ina guth 13 adjective painfully constrictedteann adj1  c m uteannta  c m uhe had a tight chest bhí teannas ina chliabhrach, bhí snaidhm ar a chliabhrach 14 adjective sharp, acutegéar adj1  c m uhe scored a point from a tight angle d'aimsigh sé cúilín ó uillinn ghéara tight corner coirnéal géar 15 adjective informal drunkar meisce  c m uólta  c m udallta  c m ucaochta  c m uwe got tight before we went out bhíomar ar meisce sula ndeachamar amach 16 adjective informal, pejorative stingysprionlaithe adj3  c m ugortach adj1  c m uceachartha adj3  c m ushe's tight tá sí sprionlaithe, is sprionlóir í, is cníopaire íhe's tight with money ní chaithfeadh sé pingin, ní chuirfeadh sé lámh ina phóca
adverb
17 adverb firmlygo daingean  c m ugo teanngo docht  c m ushe held on tight choinnigh sí greim dochtthe door was shut tight bhí an doras dúnta go daingeanshe squeezed me tight d'fháisc sí go teann mé, theann sí lena croí mé 18 adverb fastwe sat tight for a while d'fhanamar san áit a rabhamar ar feadh tamaill, d'fhanamar gan chorraí ar feadh tamaillsleep tight codladh sámhthe pickaxe was wedged tight in the ice bhí an phiocóid dingthe go docht san oighear 19 adverb tautgo teannthe rope is stretched tight tá an téad tarraingthe amach go teann, tá an rópa rite 20 adverb closelygo teannshe pulled her scarf tighter around her neck tharraing sí a scaif thart ar a muineál go teann, theann sí a scairf thart ar a muineál, d'fháisc sí a scairf timpeall a muiníl 21 adverb fullthe train was packed tight with passengers bhí an traein pacáilte le paisinéirí, bhí an traein lán go boimbéal le paisinéirí
phrases

as tight as a drum

it was as tight as a drum bhí sé chomh teann le dorú, bhí sé chomh teann le caid

as tight as a duck's arse

vulgar he's as tight as a duck's arse! sprionlóir cruthanta is ea é!, tá gach pingin ina príosúnach aige!, tá sé chomh sprionlaithe sin go gclúdódh sé a chac ar na héin! vulgar

tighter than a duck's arse

vulgar the music was tighter than a duck's arse ní raibh bun cleite amach ná barr cleite isteach sa cheol

in a tight spot

(also

in a tight corner

, in a tight situation

) i sáinni bponci gcruacháshe's in a tight spot tá sé i sáinn, tá sé i bponc

to get out of a tight spot

(also

to get out of tight corner

, to get out of a tight situation

) na cosa a thabhairt leathe got out of a tight spot last night thug sé na cosa leis aréir

to run a tight ship

the director ran a tight ship bhí an-smacht ag an stiúrthóir ar an áit

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