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tense (n):
a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
tense (v):
cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
Samples
he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up
Related Words: strain
tense (v):
become tense, nervous, or uneasy
Samples
He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room
tense (v):
increase the tension on
Samples
alternately relax and tense your calf muscle.
tense the rope manually before tensing the spring
tense (v):
become stretched or tense or taut
Samples
the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;.
the rope strained when the weight was attached

Related Words: strain
tense (a):
taut or rigid; stretched tight
Samples
tense piano strings
tense (a):
pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
tense (a):
in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
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Let us go hand in hand, not one before another

Anca beraber kanca beraber
Face problems together in unity, and not alone or in a spirit of enmity


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