Translation of "tense" - English-Arabic dictionary


adjective uk /tens/ us /tens/

nervous and not able to relax

مُتَوَتِّر / قَلِق
The students looked tense as they waited for their exam results.

A tense situation makes you feel nervous.

noun uk /tens/ us /tens/

B1 in grammar, the form of a verb that shows the time at which an action happened. For example, ‘I sing’ is in the present tense and ‘I sang’ is in the past tense.

زَمَن (نَحو)
verb uk /tens/ us /tens/ also tense up

If your muscles tense, they become tight and stiff, and if you tense them, you make them do this.

يَتوَتّر / يَتَشنّج
Don’t tense your shoulders – just relax.

(Translation of “tense” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)