Definition of Hold tight

1. Verb. Hold firmly, usually with one's hands. "She clutched my arm when she got scared"

Exact synonyms: Cling To, Clutch, Hold Close
Generic synonyms: Hold, Take Hold
Specialized synonyms: Cuddle, Draw Close, Nest, Nestle, Nuzzle, Snuggle
Derivative terms: Clutch

Definition of Hold tight

1. Verb. To hold something securely ¹

2. Verb. To hold on to something for security ¹

3. Verb. To hold something or someone closely ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hold Tight

hold over
hold over someone's head
hold serve
hold someone's feet to the fire
hold someone's hand
hold still for
hold sway
hold that thought
hold the cards
hold the fort
hold the line
hold the phone
hold the purse strings
hold the reins
hold the ring
hold tight (current term)
hold to account
hold true
hold up
hold up one's end
hold water
hold with the hare and run with the hounds
hold your fire

Literary usage of Hold tight

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary and Grammar of the Language of Saʻa and Ulawa, Solomon Islands by Walter George Ivens (1918)
"... to confirm, to make firm, to grip; hele rodi, to grip, to hold tight; ... to tie tightly, to draw tight, to brace, to hold tight; pili roro'i, ..."

2. Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen (1907)
"He heard it say quite plainly, " hold tight, for I am going to run off, ... "hold tight," said the animal, "hold tight, for now I am going up the stairs. ..."

3. Literary Disorders: Holistic Diagnosis and Remediation by Ula C. Manzo, Anthony V. Manzo (1993)
"hold tight, now. Great. Let them drop very quickly and feel how good it is to be relaxed. ... Push your shoulders way up to your ears and hold tight. ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1879)
""Come on, then, and hold tight." Jack's smile was gone now, and he waited without a word while Jill tucked herself up, then took his place in ..."

5. Peter Parley's Annual. by William Martin (1853)
"hold tight, hold tight, and don't let the critter get loose till I split his head open." " Stop, stop," cried Joe, " after holding the creature all this ..."

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