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Related / Similar Words: strain, tense up

 

Definition:
  • a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time;
  • make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;;
  • become tense or tenser; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room";
  • increase the tension on; "tense a rope";
  • stretch or force to the limit; "strain the rope";
  • taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings";
  • pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat'');
  • in or of a state of physical or nervous tension;

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    See Also: tight, agitated, uneasy

     

    Hyponyms: present, present tense, aorist, past, past tense, future, future tense, progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense, perfective, perfective tense, perfect, perfect tense, crick, stretch, extend

     

    Derivational Morphology: strain, tension, tensity, tenseness, tautness, tensor

     

    Anagrams: stent, Enets, sente, teens

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: tyd   Dutch: tijd  
    Finnish: aikamuoto   French: temps  
    German: Zeit   Icelandic: tíð  
    Italian: tempo   Japanese: 時制  
    Polish: czas   Spanish: tiempo  
    Swedish: tempus  
     
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