English version

tightly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtightlytight‧ly /taɪtli/ ●●○ adverb  1 very firmly or closely He gripped the steering wheel more tightly. Marie held the baby tightly in her arms. Her eyes were tightly shut.2 in a strict way The media is tightly controlled in some countries. tightly guarded government buildings3 in a way that shows you are annoyed or worried Caroline smiled tightly.4 with not much space between people or things The houses were tightly packed together.
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