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tight

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

tight

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(engineering)
Unbroken, crack-free, and solid rock in which a naked hole will stand without caving.
A borehole made impermeable to water by cementation or casing.
(mechanical engineering)
Inadequate clearance or the barest minimum of clearance between working parts.
The absence of leaks in a pressure system.
References in classic literature ?
The other young rode upon their mothers' backs; their little arms tightly clasping the hairy necks before them, while their legs were locked beneath their mothers' armpits.
Not so with Kala; she held the small form of the little Lord Greystoke tightly to her breast, where the dainty hands clutched the long black hair which covered that portion of her body.
When he came to the creek that was shallow and splashed down over the stones, he dashed into the water and turned to look back, and when he saw his grandfather still running toward him with the long knife held tightly in his hand he did not hesitate, but reaching down, se- lected a stone and put it in the sling.
Dressed as she was in riding breeches with no entangling skirts to hinder or catch upon passing shrubbery, she soon found that she could cling tightly to the back of the mighty bull and when a moment later he took to the lower branches of the trees, she closed her eyes and clung to him in terror lest she be precipitated to the ground below.
She had no knife and the bonds were tied tightly but she worked quickly and coolly and as Zu-tag and his apes closed with the warriors, she succeeded in loosening Tarzan's bonds sufficiently to permit him to extricate his own hands so that in another minute he had freed himself.
In an ongoing investigation by the CBC's Go Public, two IT contractors from India who worked at RBC in Toronto say their lives were tightly controlled by their mutinational employer, while they took over the jobs of Canadian bank workers.
1 : to hold tightly : clutch <She clenched a pen in her hand.
Initial tests indicated that one of these compounds, a drug called cisplatin, caused the MHC proteins to let go of a tightly bound flu-virus peptide.
Mid-sized companies and large enterprises paid dearly for complicated and proprietary systems that coupled data storage so tightly alongside computing functions you couldn't wedge the two apart with a crowbar.
Its only option is to tightly control how private accounts are invested and how they can be used.
Integration with the MicroBlaze processor means CPU resources like the pipeline, processor register set and other processor resources become tightly coupled and shared with the FPU for optimum data bandwidth.
Check that the voltage regulator is tightly screwed on the generator.