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Overview of verb tense

The verb tense has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
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 tensed

The adj tensed has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. tensed

(having inflections to indicate tense)

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