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tense

adjective /tens/
strained; nervous
gespannt
The crowd was tense with excitement a tense situation.
tight; tightly stretched
gespannt
Feel how tense my muscles are.
tensely adverb
gespannt
tenseness noun
die Spannung
tension /-ʃən/ noun the state of being stretched, or the degree to which something is stretched
die Spannung
the tension of the rope.
mental strain; anxiety
die Spannung
She is suffering from nervous tension the tensions of modern life.
(Definition of tense from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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