Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) tense (a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time)
- S: (v) strain, tense (become stretched or tense or taut) "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed"; "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
- S: (v) tense (increase the tension on) "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"
- S: (v) tense, tense up (become tense, nervous, or uneasy) "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
- S: (v) tense, strain, tense up (cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious) "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
- S: (adj) tense (in or of a state of physical or nervous tension)
- S: (adj) tense (pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat'))
- S: (adj) tense (taut or rigid; stretched tight) "tense piano strings"