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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.
Then Jurgis thrust it into his pocket, still holding it tightly in his fist, and started away at a run.
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.
Cut the pork fillet down the middle horizontally to create pocket, then add the mushroom stuffing and tightly close together.
The Agriculture ministry on Saturday called for information to locate those responsible for the abuse of a dog that was found with its snout and front legs tightly wrapped with duct tape near the Kouris reservoir in Limassol.
Reflecting back, Mehwish Hayat tells her story of fascination with the glamour world while visiting the PTV studios with her mother, holding tightly onto her hand at the tender age of 8, bewitching her from the very beginning, till this day of her donning the Medal of Excellence, once again entering the President House holding onto to her mother's hand is a dream come true.
"You must tightly control these funds, this is the money of our people, they are provided for the benefit of the people of Kyrgyzstan, projects must achieve their goal and you must tightly control expenses.
But today, things were different making photographers shine with the picture of the two hugging each other tightly at the court.