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tense

adjective (a)

  • in or of a state of physical or nervous tension (adj.all)
    Antonym: relaxed
    source: wordnet30
  • pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat') (adj.all)
    source: wordnet30
  • taut or rigid; stretched tight (adj.all)
    Antonym: lax
    Example:
    Tense piano strings.
    source: wordnet30
  • Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • become stretched or tense or taut (verb.contact)
    Synonym: strain
    Example:
    The bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;.
    source: wordnet30
  • increase the tension on (verb.change)
    Example:
    Alternately relax and tense your calf muscle.
    Tense the rope manually before tensing the spring.
    source: wordnet30
  • become tense, nervous, or uneasy (verb.body)
    Example:
    He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious (verb.body)
    Example:
    He got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up.
    source: wordnet30

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