Interested in Language
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.
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.