Synonyms of tensed


1. strain, tense, tighten

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

2. tense, change, alter, modify

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

3. tense, tense up, change state, turn

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

4. tense, strain, tense up, affect

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


1. tensed, finite (vs. infinite)

usage: having inflections to indicate tense

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