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Tight

In line with or extremely close to the inside market or last sale in a stock (+/- 1/8). On the money.

Tight Market

A market or security with high trading volume and a small bid-ask spread. However, an investor can profit in a tight market, especially if he/she trades large numbers of securities. When the bid-ask spread is narrow, an investor may have difficulty making more than a small return for each trade, but sheer numbers can make returns add to a substantial amount.
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2 : to set or close tightly clench your teeth <"I'll sit and clench my teeth and never tell you one thing.
There is a developing understanding that how tightly MHC binds its peptide determines whether you get a T cell response," says team member Lawrence J.
Large computer companies had a natural interest in building and servicing tightly integrated computing systems that ran on custom silicon, employed proprietary operating systems and embraced a longstanding model in which storage and servers were seen as inseparable siblings living under a common architectural framework.
These tightly controlled, safe investment accounts would follow broad economic trends but would not offer the big gains experienced by stock funds in the 1990s, when the private account arguments gained support.
Make sure the pigtail on the back of the generator is plugged in tightly.
Place a whole cinnamon stick, one vanilla bean, and one cup of sweet almond oil in a tightly lidded jar.
With your back straight and abdominal muscles pulled in tightly, use the hamstring and gluteal muscles to extend the right leg horizontally, parallel to the floor.
5-kw coils had to be tightly packed to fit inside the screw.
Chromosomes contain DNA, and this genetic material is tightly packed into chromatin.
The appeals court held that the inmate stated a retaliation claim against two correctional officers alleging that they placed leg shackles too tightly on the inmate and refused to loosen or remove the shackles after he complained.
The assemblage is held together without knots, merely by the pull of the tightly wound rope.
Gradually, two types of plans began to evolve: fee-for-service, PPO type plans and tightly controlled pre-paid HMO plans.