Translation of "tense" - English-German dictionary


adjective /tens/

strained; nervous

The crowd was tense with excitement
a tense situation.

tight; tightly stretched

Feel how tense my muscles are.
tensely adverb

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.

(Translation of “tense” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)