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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “tense”

tense

adjective (NERVOUS)
紧张的
    /tents/
nervous and worried and unable to relax
紧张的,焦虑的
She was very tense as she waited for the interview.
在等待面试时她非常紧张。
Anxious and worried
If a situation is tense, it causes feelings of worry or nervousness
(局势)令人紧张的
There were some tense moments in the second half of the game.
比赛的下半场有几次紧张的局面。
Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
tensely     /ˈtent.sli/ adverb tenseness     /ˈtent.snəs/ noun [U] Tight and tightening
(Definition of tense adjective (NERVOUS) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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