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tense

noun: a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

verb: become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"

verb: increase the tension on; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"

verb: become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"

verb: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"

adj: in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

adj: pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')

adj: taut or rigid; stretched tight; "tense piano strings"


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tense

Length: 5 letters

Scrabble value: 5

Words with Friends value: 6

Literati value: 5

TWL (USA): Found

SOWPODS (UK): Found


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