In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(fitting closely)(skirt/dress) ajustado(dress/skirt) ceñido(dress/skirt) (if uncomfortable, unsightly) apretadoa short, tight skirt — una falda corta y ajustada / ceñida
- this skirt's too tight round the waist — esta falda me queda muy apretada de cintura
- these shoes are a bit tight — estos zapatos me aprietan un poco / me quedan un poco apretados
- How could she do her work if she was wearing such tight clothes anyway?
- Do not wear uncomfortable or tight shoes that rub or cut into your feet.
- I like to wear tight clothes because they make me feel good.
- Also tighten your shoes well and wear tight socks so that they will not come out of the shoes.
- My cousin was slightly overweight, but the fact that she wore such tight clothes anyway made her intimidating.
- She wore tight clothes, mostly tight shirts, and always had her hand on her hip.
- It should be noted that society was only willing to let these girls be heroines if they wore tight clothes and were beautiful.
- Like all tight clothes, they can cause indigestion and abdominal pain.
- She dressed in tight clothes and always let her hair down.
- Never ride in cold weather with tight boots or shoes, nor close-fitting gloves.
- They were tight and painful and designed only for one thing, only halfway comfortable when she was lying down.
- He was a rebel child, with the long hair and the tight clothes.
- It was a tight, body fitting, top with a pretty two layered laced skirt.
- Avoid wearing super tight clothes and underwire bras, if necessary.
- Don't wear tight clothing or shoes that can cause pressure and blistering.
- I refused to wear tight skirts, waistbands, or uncomfortable shoes.
- Evans has a pretty face and a body made for tight T-shirts, but he has negligible acting ability.
- Forget, if you can for a moment, her tight little body in that tight little uniform.
- ‘I didn't feel right wearing tight clothes and teaching men at the same time,’ she says.
- It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
1.2(stiff, hard to move)(bolt/screw) apretado(bolt/screw) duro
- They should be tied firmly but not be so tight as to cut off circulation.
- The muscles in her legs, arms, and her whole body were tight and tense with the exertion of running and her sopping hair flew wildly out behind her.
- She can't open cans or bottles if the lid is tight, and she's had to give up needlepoint.
- Just then, there was a short knock and the door swung open to reveal his mother, undoing her tight, business-like bun.
- If this is too tight and it's hard to judge all the thermal conditions that could occur, the next step will be to use these forcep tools.
- Today I've got the shivers all over my body and a tight band round my forehead.
- Ian can barely breathe, his lungs are so heavy and his stomach painfully tight.
- He made sure it wasn't too tight to constrict or break the tender shoot.
- There was a tight feeling in her body that she couldn't describe.
- The very thought of this makes my throat tight and my eyes water.
- I felt very uneasy, as if my stomach was tight and tense, yet it was sloshing about and very empty.
- He undid all the tight strings of her corset and took out her half-bun, staring lovingly at the rose before putting it on her bed stand.
- Every muscle in his body was tight, and Rion had wondered if he'd frozen like that.
- She felt her face, the skin was tight and painful under her questing fingers.
- The appearance of a tight band around the head or of squeezing pain was significantly associated with muscle tension-type headaches.
- Giving it to Lior, Shumba watched as the guard drew closer to Amenra, her graying blond curls fastened in a tight knot along her gold enclosed neck.
- I fasten my seatbelt as tight as I can get it and close my eyes as we start.
- A tight, constricting pain was setting on her heart, and it unnerved her more than anything, because she knew what it was.
- It was tight and hard to pull, but I had gotten used to it; having to practice for so long.
- She was shaking, her body was tight and her eyes were practically bleeding.
- Early on after my coma the muscles in my body were incredibly tight.
- The reason for the sounds was because a piece of tape was over her mouth so she couldn't cry out for help, and her ankles were tied together in a tight knot.
- When the foreskin becomes trapped behind the corona for a prolonged time, it may form a tight, constricting band of tissue.
- For increased efficiency, you may have a tendency to fasten your laces very tight.
- After changing and doing her hair into two tight braids, she opened her closet door.
1.3(with nothing to spare)(margin) estrecho(schedule) apretadothere's room for four, but it's a tight squeeze — caben cuatro, pero bastante apretados
- we're on a tight budget — tenemos un presupuesto muy limitado
- his schedule is very tight — tiene una agenda muy apretada
- we're operating to a very tight timetable — trabajamos con márgenes de tiempo muy estrechos / ajustados
- money's tight — están (or estamos etc.) apretados / escasos de dinero
- Adam was getting the feeling that money was tight for her.
- Money is tight and the government needs to know where to target its funding.
- If money is tight and restricting you from having the flowers you dream of then why not consider making your own bouquet.
- ‘We know money is tight, but a contribution would let the veterans know they were remembered,’ said Bob.
- The captain of the survey ship was on a tight schedule, so he made note of the readings in his log and then the ship came about and returned to the Empire.
- Sure, money is tight, but I've already accepted that will always be the case.
- Many new systems involve longer lead times for delivery that are unacceptable in tight building construction schedules.
- The lack of any guarantee of a useful result makes R and D an expense which is often cut when funds are tight.
- He knew that her expenses were tight; that she barely had enough money to take care of herself.
- The main criterion for picking a place to go is money, and money is tight at the moment.
- It was hard at times, like when money was tight, but all in all, he was great.
- But it will take some time, particularly with tech spending so tight.
- Money is tight all the time and we don't have enough reporters.
- Money was tight; he couldn't afford the trips on his salary as a counselor at St. Petersburg College.
- Even on a tight budget, we spent a day falling over on the nursery slopes on Coronet Peak, and another braving the icy rapids of the Shotover River on a raft, both of which were great experiences.
- Money was so tight that even my mother was working part-time.
- Local authorities say it's because they've been advised by the federal agencies that foot the bill that money is tight.
- As a result money is tight, but everyone's been changing their investment goals this year.
- Everything was falling into place but money was tight.
- Time was tight, and a ship and some free labor were needed.
- His willingness to handle the scoring burden in tight games was another sign of his maturity.
- But I'm sure this Saturday will be a tight contest and the first goal could be crucial.
- Vick doesn't have a lot of experience in tight games in difficult surroundings.
- The Bucs still have one of the league's least-productive offenses, particularly in tight games.
- San Diego likely didn't make up 30 games on this team, but if Schmidt can't start 30 games than it will be a tight race.
- After a tight, tense struggle, the Limerick side came from behind to capture the trophy for the second time in three years, and their fourth ever title.
- And last season excepted, veteran Robert Horry knows how to produce in tight games and the postseason.
- The team is set offensively in the outfield, so Lewis most often is used as a defensive replacement late in tight games.
- Somewhere between the first and last inning of a tight game, a baserunning play is going to decide it.
- Given injury worries in the Scotland camp this should be a tight game.
- Berard could be the piece the Bruins were missing last season and the offensive boost they need to make the difference during a tight playoff series.
- OK, lets say you're in a tight game and the referee has just made, in your immediate opinion, the worst judgment call you have ever seen.
- Each of those plays could have made a difference in what at the time was a tight game.
- The White Sox were in a tight race and did not want to play a makeup game in Texas and lose their home field advantage.
- He'll also be a voice of calm in the face of adversity that's sure to come in tight games.
- I thought it was a tight game, quite competitive, but we maybe just shaded it.
- He wants to give his key players more rest, but in tight games his best players need to be on the court as much as possible.
- In what was expected to be a very tight game, the USA and Russia did not disappoint the fans.
- There isn't a quarterback in the league you'd rather have going for you in the fourth quarter of a tight game.
- He also pitches to the score, working carefully in tight games and challenging hitters with a big lead.
2.1(firm)(embrace) estrecho(embrace) apretado(embrace) fuerte
- Flynn wants to keep a tight grip on the purse strings.
- His grip was tight and firm but it felt loving and soft.
- Her grip was too tight and I saw her face turn to worry as she examined first my left arm and then my right.
- Tye caught Freyen's arm in a tight grip and smirked.
- This event suggests that they do not have a tight grip on this vital matter.
- There is usually no need to strike, just make sure you have a tight grip on your rod.
- He didn't say a word, just led me up the rest of the steps with a tight grip.
- She tried to turn, but the man's grasp on her body was too tight.
- He made sure to keep a tight grip on it so he wouldn't leave it behind.
- His hands had a tight grip on the steering wheel and his posture was anything but relaxed.
- Jordan's heart pounded fast as she was caught in the man's tight grip.
- Whilst he's not waving ‘the big black stick’ in anger he certainly has a tight grip on it.
- His grip was tight and ironlike, and he jerked her forward with a cruel air.
- He maintained a tight grip on the sword as the force of the blow sent him skidding across the ice.
- He clutched the flute in his tanned hand, which was slowly turning white at the knuckles because of his tight grip.
- He reached up and patted her horse with his bandaged hand, careful to keep a tight grip on the reigns with the other as they walked down the broad main street.
- He returned the tight grip causing my gaze to turn up to him.
- The guard tried to free himself from the tight grip as his face turned a deep shade of red and then went to purple.
- Kathy quickly grabbed a hold of my arm and held a firm, tight grip, leading me into the limousine that awaited us.
- Not only do they survive childbirth and carrying heavy loads, they know how to keep a tight grip on luck, love and happiness.
2.2(strict)(security) estricto(control) estricto(control) rigurosohe keeps a tight hold on expenditure — mantiene estricto control sobre los gastos
- tight credit controls — política de crédito restringido
- Barclays said it was lending prudently and had tight controls in place.
- Despite the fact that wages and salaries are by far the biggest element of the NHS budget, there have been tight controls on the pay bill.
- The tight rules were introduced last week in a bid to prevent the foot and mouth hot spot centred around Thirsk spreading across the county and affecting the pig industry of East Yorkshire.
- These solutions may not be appropriate for some countries, especially those with tight rules on frequency usage.
- There are tight rules on the type of properties that qualify for the relief.
- But operating and production costs were kept under tight control, increasing by only 32%.
- Security at Irish airports is tight enough to deal with any attempts to smuggle a handgun on board a plane, Aer Rianta said yesterday.
- The US has since pursued a systematic policy aimed at keeping the UN under tight control.
- And the president has directed that spending be kept under tight controls as well.
- The tight House of Lords security did not realise the trick that had been played on them.
- Security chiefs have decided to impose tight controls to prevent terrorists from slipping into the country.
- Access to the quarter is controlled by police barricades, and security at the fenced-off US embassy is very tight.
- Security around the hotel was extremely tight with no-one but those with security clearance getting within the environs of Jessop Street.
- Our security at Los Alamos and all our nuclear facilities is very tight now.
- Security at the church was tight, with scores of young people mobilized to scrutinize arrivals and check their bags and identities.
- There's a tight control over what is and is not going out.
- They have a place but there should be tight controls to ensure maximum benefit for students and if there is difficulty deciding, consult the students.
- However, others have reservations about tight rules being put down about redevelopment in Middleton, and Bradford Council has not granted the status.
- The peasantry in 1300 were living in a world where land was scarce and opportunities for economic advancement were limited by the tight controls of the landowners.
- But tight controls on handguns mean that England's murder rate is only one-sixth of America's.
- Two of these were from tight angles on the right.
- These bends were so tight that only short, relatively ineffective nets could be used.
- I warmed up a bit as I climbed the slopes of Stake Hill where the path joins a wider track and then, shortly after, makes a very tight bend to the left.
- The angle was tight and his attempt at a difficult chip landed well wide.
- Gardener has the build to make the most of tight bends and camber of indoor tracks.
- Time and again I drive around a tight bend to be confronted by a high-speed bike haring towards me on my side of the road, having taken the bend way too wide.
- McSherry scored an inspirational point from a tight angle when he was forced to shoot from the right corner.
- Not even big humps can unsettle the Hydractive suspension which also stops the car rolling severely in tight bends.
- A useful escape tactic to a prey is to initiate a turn before predator closure and rely on a tight turn radius for escape.
- It will go at a fairly leisurely speed of 22.4mph but Mike says there are some fairly tight bends.
- ‘I had just started the ascent of Angliru and was taking one of the tight bends when my wheel just skidded out from under me,’ he recalled.
- Everyone is happy, especially Wilkinson, because he kicked well and finished with six out of seven from a tight angle by a corner post.
- And when Dargo received the ball from Boyd's pass across the face of goal, the tight angle saw him hit the side-netting rather than the back of the net.
- Remember, short, tight turns are essential to controlling your speed on the steeps.
- ‘It was a great goal, a tight angle and he struck through the ball really well,’ said Levein.
- Marist doubled their advantage on seven minutes with an excellent score from a tight angle courtesy of the lively corner-forward Brendan Kelly.
- His shot, from a tight angle, was parried by Glavey for a corner.
- But he didn't panic and his third effort, from a very tight angle for a left-footed kicker, flew between the posts.
- When it's not being screamed around tight bends at full chat, the car is still a rounded prospect.
- They will also be racing on the wider expanses of a course that offers a much fairer test of ability than the tight turns and short straight at the Valley.
3.2(closely formed)(knitting/knot) apretadosmall, tight handwriting — letra pequeña y apretada feminine
- The air was real smooth and was ideal for tight formation flying.
- Meanwhile, the race among the leaders continued to ‘come together in a tight pack,’ Brooks says.
- The ropes were too tight, the gag too entangled in his hair, and the music too loud.
- Her wrists were unmovable because the rope was so tight.
- He clambers confidently ahead of me, keeping the rope between us tight, stopping at each awkward step to see me safely over.
- My arms were almost turning purple, the rope was so tight.
- The fighters of Alpha Squadron and Daemon Squadron roared through the void in a tight formation.
- Several green creatures were marching by in tight formation.
- Tirk pushed the accelerator to the floor, and as he did so, the four motorcycles fell into a tight formation round him.
- He enclosed gunpowder in a tight fabric wrapping to create the first safety fuse.
- The ropes are stretched tight around the corner posts, to allow for acrobatics from the actual ropes.
- They have a pulley attached to their harness which snaps the rope tight and means they are only actually holding about 10 kg, not your whole body weight.
- I simply held the fabric tight front and back of the presser foot and let the machine do its work.
- Our team is really tight so it's hard, but at the same time everybody is always looking out for the new kids.
- She tried moving her wrists but the ropes were too tight, even though she was wearing her jean jacket the ropes seemed to cut into her skin.
- Ten minutes ago two attack helicopters peeled off overhead, circling London in tight formation and I could see police launches on the Thames.
- She ran on to one of the paths, the only way that the trees weren't so packed tight together.
- In the daytime you fly a bit loose so you can help watch for enemy planes instead of concentrating on holding a tight formation.
- Gophers clump their mounds together in tight groups, and these are flatter and fan-shaped with off-center holes.
- I struggled against it, but the ropes were bound too tight.
- A man sat behind a large frame on which a net-like backing had been stretched tight.
- Nitrus lifted up the wrappings around his neck and tugged down the tight fabric of a Lycra suit to reveal the bare, very pale skin beneath.
- If the air was turbulent, maintaining a tight formation was a real chore.
- Then, he grasped the rope and pulled as tight as he could.
- Tayler walked over to Andy and used the knife to cut the ropes, Andy flinched because the ropes were so tight.
- Three Tiger Moths from Luskintyre flew over the parade in tight formation.
- Quickly, he laced the rope between her legs, one over another, until he was certain the rope was tight enough.
- Behind him, the capital ships were starting to shift, trying in vain to get out of their tight formation.
- It was lying loose and not stretched tight when the drawings were made.
- She also threw on a pair of black slacks that stretched tight over her thin legs.
- This she tucked into the folds of her sleeves, securing it at a point where the fabric was tight enough against her body.
- We stayed together in a tight group as we approached the house.
- It spun, out of control, into three of the others which were in tight formation.
- They carefully engaged themselves into it, floating in a tight formation.
- Botrytis bunch rot is especially severe in grape cultivars with tight, closely packed clusters of fruit.
- They held together and went down the street in tight formation, flanked by cops on all sides.
- She tentatively pulled her hands; the ropes were tight.
- She fell in beside Walter, behind Bill, and smirked gently as she realized they were in a tight formation themselves.
- He was certain to make it tight; stretching the material as he did so, and it took a little while longer just to wrap the small item with half of the ace.
- Derek was soon in formation and gently brought the rare Curtiss into a tight formation for our cover and centerspread.
4.1(taut)(cord/thread) tirante(thread/cord) tensoa tight feeling in the chest — una opresión en el pecho
4.2(not leaky)(seal) hermético
- If the house is fairly tight, the simplest route for makeup air to enter the structure is often the unused fireplace chimney.
- A tight home can literally use up enough air that the fireplace flue is the only route for a fresh supply of outside air available.
- Composed of foam insulation sandwiched between two sheets of oriented strand board, SIPs create a tight home and save lumber.
- Place the larger pastry rectangle over the top, pressing the edges together to seal and form a tight package.
- I have been told that the house is too tight, so that there is not enough fresh air getting into it.
- Pigs have died after a ventilation failure in a tight building.
- The bilge pumps may have to run for hours and hours, just dealing with rain driven into a supposedly tight boat.
- This feature is especially helpful in tight homes, where appliances compete for less combustion air.
5(hard to obtain)(supplies) escasojobs are/credit is very tight at the moment — está muy difícil conseguir trabajo/préstamos
6(difficult, problematic)(situation) difícil
7.2informal (drunk)borrachocomo una cuba informalto get tight — emborracharse
1hold (on) tight! — ¡agárrate bien / fuerte!
- hold me tight — abrázame fuerte
- screw the lid on tight — aprieta bien el tapón
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