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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tense, tense upverb

    become tense, nervous, or uneasy

    "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"

    Synonyms:
    tense, strain

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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?

  1. Adam Grossman:

    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.

  2. Latvian Porzingis:

    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.

  3. Carl Tart:

    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.

  4. Kat Wilson:

    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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