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English definition of “tension”


noun     /ˈtenʃən/
NO TRUST [C, U] B2 a feeling of fear or anger between two groups of people who do not trust each other: ethnic / racial tension There are growing tensions between the two countries .Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general wordsAnger and displeasure
BEING NERVOUS [U] B2 a feeling that you are nervous , worried , and not relaxed : You could feel the tension in the room as we waited for her to arrive .Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
TIGHT [U] how tight or stiff a muscle , rope , etc , is, or the quality of being tight or stiff Tight and tightening
(Definition of tension noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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