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tense

Overview of noun tense


The noun tense has 1 sense


1. tense -- (a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time)


Overview of verb tense


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1. strain, tense -- (become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached")

2. tense -- (increase the tension on; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring")

3. tense, tense up -- (become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room")

4. tense, strain, tense up -- (cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up")


Overview of adj tense


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1. tense -- (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)

2. tense -- (pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat'))

3. tense -- (taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings")



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