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taut /tɔ:t/
  • tính từ
    • (hàng hải) kéo căng, căng (dây thừng, chão)
    • tốt, chạy tốt (tàu, thuyền)
    • (thông tục) căng thẳng
      • taut nerves: thần kinh căng thẳng
      • taut situation: tình hình căng thẳng
Concise Dictionary
+pulled or drawn tight
+subjected to great tension; stretched tight

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 tight, tense, strained, stretched, rigid, stiff:
When his jaw goes taut like that I know he's angry.
2 Nautical neat, tidy, Bristol fashion, shipshape, spruce, (in) trim, smart, orderly, well-organized; well-disciplined:
Captain Scriven runs a taut ship, no doubt about it.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 stretched tightly: taut violin strings + Keep the rope taut. + His skin was stretched taut across his cheekbones.
2 showing that you are anxious or tense: a voice taut with anger + Her face was taut and pale.
3 (of a person or their body) with firm muscles; not fat: His body was solid and taut.
4 (of a piece of writing, etc.) tightly controlled, with no unnecessary parts in it: a taut thriller + the writer's taut prose
tautly adverb
tautness noun [U]
Collocation Dictionary


be, feel, look | become, go
Her body went as taut as a bowstring.
| remain, stay
Exercise helps your muscles to stay taut.
| pull sth, stretch sth
His skin was stretched taut over his cheekbones.
| hold sth, keep sth
Try to keep the lead taut, as it will help your puppy to learn.


(figurative) a voice taut with anger

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