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Synonyms for tense up
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tense, tense upverb
become tense, nervous, or uneasy
"He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
tense, strain, tense upverb
cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
"he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
sieve, separate out, reach, strain, filter out, stress, puree, tense, try, sift, filter, extend, distort, strive, filtrate, deform
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How to use tense up in a sentence?
I tense up because I have no idea if these people are about to target me. I have no clue what's going to happen from this point forward.
If I see you (a company executive) tense up with a question or glance at your chief financial officer, I'm picking that up, it's not a violation (of RegFD) -- but it's an advantage.
I always try to stay confident in my ability. I've never really doubted myself on the court, but when things are not clicking you start to tense up a little bit, it took me time to figure some things out. I feel really comfortable out there now, it feels in the rhythm of the game. I know where my jump shots are going to come from and when I can be aggressive. It feels more simple and natural.
I hate cars, I don't trust people driving them, especially in New Jersey, and I see a lot of accidents and New Jersey's scary. When someone pulls into our lane, maybe from a parking lot, I just automatically tense up.
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