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taut / tôt/ • adj. stretched or pulled tight; not slack: the fabric stays taut without adhesive. ∎  (esp. of muscles or nerves) tense; not relaxed. ∎ fig. (of writing, music, etc.) concise and controlled: a taut text of only a hundred and twenty pages. ∎  (of a ship) having a disciplined and efficient crew. DERIVATIVES: taut·en / ˈtôtn/ v. taut·ly adv. taut·ness n.

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taut †tense, distended XIV; tightly drawn XVII. For earlier taught, alt. of tought, ME. touht, toʒt, prob. identical with the common var. tought of TOUGH, with the sense influenced by assoc. with toʒ-, pp. stem of tee, OE. tēon draw, pull.

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tautabort, apport, assort, athwart, aught, besought, bethought, bort, bought, brought, caught, cavort, comport, consort, contort, Cort, court, distraught, escort, exhort, export, extort, fort, fought, fraught, import, methought, misreport, mort, naught, nought, Oort, ought, outfought, port, Porte, purport, quart, rort, short, snort, sort, sought, sport, support, swart, taught, taut, thought, thwart, tort, transport, wart, wrought •cohort • backcourt • Port Harcourt •forecourt • onslaught • dreadnought •Connacht • aeronaut • Argonaut •juggernaut • cosmonaut • astronaut •aquanaut • davenport • carport •passport • airport •Freeport, seaport •Shreveport •heliport, teleport •Stockport • outport • Coalport •spoilsport •Newport, viewport •hoverport •forethought, malice aforethought •afterthought • worrywart

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