緊 means 'tight'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1118   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 69 words   Used in 77 words   Used in 6 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun   める   しまる
⿱   hard   thread  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 緊 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 緊 is used 73 times, read 2 ways.
キン : 70 words FIND ALL
tension; mental strain; nervousness
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める : 3 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
to be strict with  (see also: 締める)
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An additional 4 less common words include 緊 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1179  Joy o' Kanji : 1179  Key to Kanji: 230 

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キン    tight, tense, hard   
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かた hard   
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シン   ジン    subject, retainer   
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また again   
シ   いと thread   
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