Middle English Dictionary Entry

tought adj.
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(a) Stretched; strained; also in fig. context [last quot.]; also, as noun: strained circumstances [1st quot.]; maken maue ~, to stretch (one's) stomach, i.e., eat voraciously; blouen ~, of a bladder: made taut by inflating; ifilled ~, filled full, stuffed; (b) not flaccid, firm; also, firm-bodied [1st quot.]; (c) constrictive, tight; (d) in phrase: maken hit ~, to make an agreement firm or binding [1st quot. could also be construed as tough adj. 5.(c)].