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tense

adjective
 
 
/tens/
FEELING B2 nervous, worried, and not able to relax
напряженный
The students looked tense as they waited for their exam results.Becoming too excited and easily upsetAnxious and worried
SITUATION B2 A tense situation makes you feel nervous and worried.
напряженный
There were some tense moments in the second half of the game.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
MUSCLE A tense muscle feels tight and stiff.
напряженный
Hard and firm
(Definition of tense adjective from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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