There are 2 translations of tense in Spanish:

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tense1

Pronunciation: /tens/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (strained) [atmosphere/situation] tenso
    Example sentences
    • He was suddenly uneasy in the tense silence.
    • Nobody said anything for a while, creating an uneasy and tense silence.
    • A tense, uneasy silence fell over the room again.
    1.2 (nervous) nervioso, tenso
    Example sentences
    • Whereas she's relatively calm and relaxed, he's tense and anxious.
    • The slow, fluid movements help tense, stressed people relax.
    • I relaxed myself after being tense for a few minutes.
    1.3 (taut) [wire] tenso, tirante; [body] tenso, en tensión
    Example sentences
    • She sighed and stretched her tense muscles.
    • All of his tense muscles were growing stiff and sore.
    • She ran her hands along Elisa's shoulders, smoothing her tense muscles.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • ponerse* tenso, tensarse

Phrasal verbs

tense up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] ponerse* tenso

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