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tense 1

British English: /tɛns/
American English: /tɛns/

noun

  • (Linguistics)
    Zeit Fem.
    in the present/future etc. tense
    im Präsens/Futur usw.
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tense 2

adjective

  • 1 (taut; showing nervous tension) her face was tense with anxiety
    ihr Gesicht war vor Sorge angespannt
    his voice was tense with emotion
    seine Stimme bebte vor Erregung
    a tense silence
    eine [an]gespannte Stille

intransitive verb

  • somebody tenses
    jemandes Muskeln spannen sich an
    he tensed with fear
    er verkrampfte sich vor Angst

transitive verb

Phrasal verbs

tense up

(Muskeln)
sich anspannen
(Person)
sich verkrampfen
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