Definition of tight-fitting in US English:



  • 1(of a garment) fitting close to and showing the contours of the body.

    • ‘She's utterly disgusted as she surveys the tight-fitting garments, the gloves, the fishnets, the smudged eyeliner.’
    • ‘She was wearing tight-fitting sweater, and short black leather skirt that showed off her slender figure, and her long legs.’
    • ‘Minutes later I was dressed in low-rise blue jeans, a tight-fitting brown tank top, and my jean jacket.’
    • ‘Take a healthy, toned, testosterone-charged young man and dress him in a tight-fitting vest and shorts.’
    • ‘Her loose shirt was plastered across her chest, and her tight-fitting trousers accentuated the curves of her legs.’
    • ‘With this coat are worn tight-fitting trousers.’
    • ‘Wearing tight-fitting underwear day and night for a week after the operation will help to ease discomfort and prevent swelling.’
    • ‘Trousers were tight-fitting and included flat-fronts and pleating.’
    • ‘Secondly, the sensors must remain in contact with the skin and tight-fitting underwear allows this.’
    • ‘In front of me was a stocky man, casually dressed in tight-fitting vest, shorts and baseball cap.’
    • ‘She was wearing a tight-fitting black cocktail dress that was rather provocative.’
    • ‘Sibyl watched with fascination and stood, straightening her tight-fitting, crimson gown.’
    • ‘She ignored him, angrily throwing on a pair of black jeans and a tight-fitting red shirt.’
    • ‘She was only dressed in tight-fitting shorts and loose-fitting shirt.’
    • ‘Her black shirt was tight-fitting around her large chest.’
    • ‘He was wearing a tight-fitting black shirt and khaki pants.’
    • ‘Phillip did enjoy the tight-fitting clothing on the ladies and the butt shaking that accompanied it.’
    • ‘Shirts tend to be either too baggy or too short, while tight-fitting clothing is risky at best.’
    • ‘One was wearing a tight-fitting grey boiler suit and a scarf.’
    • ‘There is no evidence to suggest wearing a tight-fitting bra or underwired bra can cause breast cancer.’
    1. 1.1 (of a lid or cover) forming a tight seal when placed on a container.
      • ‘Combine the vinaigrette ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid.’
      • ‘For the mussel filling, choose a pan with a tight-fitting lid.’
      • ‘Most food-storage containers with tight-fitting lids provide adequate protection in the refrigerator.’
      • ‘Melt the butter in the water in a large saucepan that has a tight-fitting lid, and bring to the boil.’
      • ‘Place the fruit, sugar, cloves and cinnamon in a clean, dry glass, ceramic or plastic container with tight-fitting lid.’
      • ‘Cover with a tight-fitting lid, turn the heat down to the lowest setting and continue cooking for 15 minutes.’
      • ‘Place in a large plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, allowing room for the dough to rise.’
      • ‘Put them into a large pan with the white wine and cover with a tight-fitting lid.’
      • ‘Cover the wok with a tight-fitting lid or with kitchen foil, and steam away.’
      • ‘Keep all food, water and garbage in metal or thick plastic containers with tight-fitting lids.’
      • ‘Find a container like an old baby wipes container or a rectangular plastic box with a tight-fitting lid.’
      • ‘Air must be excluded from the can by a tight-fitting lid, or a skin can form in the can.’
      • ‘In a pan with a tight-fitting lid, bring ingredients to a full, rolling boil over high heat, gas or electric.’
      • ‘To make the upside-down containers, Jim used 5-gallon buckets with tight-fitting lids.’
      • ‘Leeches must be housed and stored in a container with a tight-fitting lid before use.’
      • ‘Store in a sterilised glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and use within two months.’
      • ‘Cover the casserole with a tight-fitting lid and bake for between an hour and 90 minutes.’
      • ‘Pour the boiling water in the base of the steamer, place the plate in the steaming basket and set over the boiling water, covering it with the tight-fitting lid.’
      • ‘The specially-designed container has a tight-fitting lid to keep water safe and clean.’
      • ‘For fast cooking, use a pot with a tight-fitting lid.’



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