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taut / tirante
taut   [tɔ:t]   -adjective
1. (=tight)   [rope]   tirante,   tenso   [skin]   tirante
·the rope is held taut by weights
·la cuerda se mantiene tirante or tensa mediante unos pesos
·to [pull] something taut
·tensar algo
·to stretch something taut
·estirar algo hasta que quede tirante
2. (=tense)   [person, face, voice]   tenso
·their faces were taut [with] fear
·tenían el rostro tenso por el miedo
3. (=firm)   [body, legs]   firme,   de carnes prietas   [muscles]   firme
4. (=tightly written)   [novel, film]   compacto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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