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  1. tight·ly
    IPA[ˈtītlē]
  2. adverb

    • 1. closely and firmly:

      my hand gripped tightly onto the knife my eyes were tightly shut a tightly sealed container
    • 2. with very firm or strict control:

      the government tightly controlled the movement of money public companies are tightly regulated
    • 3. in a disciplined or well coordinated manner:

      tightly choreographed dance moves tightly reasoned arguments
    • adverb

      closely and firmly:

      with very firm or strict control:

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