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taut /tɔ:t/Concise Dictionary
- 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
+pulled or drawn tight
+subjected to great tension; stretched tight
Advanced English 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.
+ adjectiveCollocation Dictionary
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
tautness noun [U]
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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