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    tight, strong

    Could you explain to me the difference between "tough" and "strong"?
    Can I use them in the same context?

    1) Micky, hold me tight/strong!
    2) She's a very strong/tight woman!

    Could you give me some examples where I can see the right use of them? and could you tell me if there are other words that can express the same concept.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: tight, strong

    Generally, these words are used in very different circumstances.

    Something that is tight is not necessarily strong. A rubber band around a book can be tight, but very weak. A heavy chain and lock can be wrapped loosely around a fence. It is strong, but not tight.

    Using tight to describe a person is slang. It means that person is physically attractive.

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