Thursday, November 7, 2013

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taut

[tawt]
adjective, taut·er, taut·est.
1. tightly drawn; tense; not slack.
2. emotionally or mentally strained or tense: taut nerves.
3. in good order or condition; tidy; neat.

Origin:
1275–1325; earlier taught, Middle English tought; akin to tow1
Related forms
taut·ly, adverb
taut·ness, noun
un·taut, adjective
un·taut·ly, adverb
un·taut·ness, noun

Can be confused: taught, taut, taunt.

Synonyms
3. trim, trig, spruce, smart.

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