Definition of 'taut'
Example sentences containing 'taut'
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This looks like a taut, low-key thriller that could well be a massive hit. The Sun (2016)The reflected light of the big screen plays on his taut and pinched face with the burning eyes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ensemble scenes are taut, tense and terrifying. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My body goes taut, my breath catches. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She looked nice and taut and fresh, but notably inexpensive. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)On the programme, you can tell by their taut faces how uncomfortable the participants feel. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A taut and tense thriller so polished you can see your face in it. The Sun (2011)A daily fix can leave your face taut and looking washed out. The Sun (2013)Leaning against the fireplace, his body seemed less taut and a bit of colour crept back into his cheeks. The Sun (2008)The removal of this all too often leaves our faces feeling taut, but lemon can restore this necessary acid balance. The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)His body language was taut. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He looks taut and determined. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But after a couple of applications I could feel that my face was more taut. The Sun (2012)This is a taut, tense and thrilling two hours, supercharged with some serious star power. The Sun (2016)In retrospect, it is blindingly clear that a sudden great stress on a body stretched taut across the back has the potential to give problems. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And here is a particularly fine example of the latter, a tense and taut drama torn from today's headlines. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You need to be calm and composed, but your body is taut, pumped and trembling with the effects of surging cortisol. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I didn't lose weight, but my body snapped into taut shape. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One woman lay on her back on the floor, a taut line of soul and sinew, then folded herself in two from the waist. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'taut'
British English: taut ADJECTIVE
Something that is taut is stretched very tight.
When muscles are taut or cold there is more chance of injury or strain.
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