stretched tightly; taut
with muscles tight in anticipation of what may happen
unable to relax
"tense piano strings"
"the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;"
"the rope strained when the weight was attached"
"alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"
"tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"
"He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
"he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
The tenses of the English verb are made partly by inflection.
出自： C. P. Mason
You are..jealous, in all the tenses and moods of that amiable passion?
Every muscle as tense as those of the tiger waiting for his leap.
出自： A. W. Tourgee
His brows were tense with..irritation.
出自： D. H. Lawrence