English to Afrikaans Meaning :: tense

Tense :
- gespannegespannegespannespanningtye

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Noun(1) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
Verb(1) become stretched or tense or taut(2) increase the tension on(3) become tense, nervous, or uneasy(4) cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
Adjective(1) in or of a state of physical or nervous tension(2) pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat'(3) taut or rigid; stretched tight

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(1) Start to tense the muscles and then completely relax them.(2) It's a superb film that's tense and riveting.(3) The silence was an intangible tense feeling in the air.(4) She'd taken a long, hot shower and even that had failed to relax her tense muscles.(5) To exercise the muscles, tense them tightly for as long as you can, then relax them to their normal position.(6) I really need to sleep and I'm too tense to relax.(7) His fingers kneaded the tense muscles of her shoulders but it did very little to relax her.(8) The man did not extend his hand, but his tense posture relaxed noticeably.(9) I breathed out deeply and tried to relax my tense muscles.(10) She ran her hands along Elisa's shoulders, smoothing her tense muscles.(11) He was still tense and agitated, and the view did nothing to calm him down.(12) This move relaxes tense muscles all along your spine.(13) The province was increasingly tense in recent weeks.(14) At first he was tense and then he relaxed.(15) At that very second the atmosphere was tense but electric.(16) He was not feverish, but his muscles were tense .
Related Words
(1) past tense ::
verlede tyd
(2) present tense ::
teenwoordige tyd
(3) future tense ::
toekomstige tyd
(4) present perfect tense ::
teenwoordig perfekte gespanne
(5) perfect tense ::
perfekte gespanne
(6) tense up ::
gespanne up
(7) past perfect tense ::
verlede perfekte gespanne
(8) continuous tense ::
deurlopende gespanne
(9) imperfect tense ::
onvolmaakte gespanne
(10) conditional tense ::
voorwaardelike gespanne
1. taut ::
2. anxious ::
3. nerve-racking ::
4. tighten ::
5. strain ::
6. tense up ::
gespanne up
Different Forms
tense, tensed, tensely, tenseness, tenses, tensing
Word Example from TV Shows

The best way to learn proper English is to read news report, and watch news on TV. Watching TV shows is a great way to learn casual English, slang words, understand culture reference and humor. If you have already watched these shows then you may recall the words used in the following dialogs.


..."went out" was the past TENSE of "going out"...

The Big Bang Theory Season 3, Episode 7



Westworld Season 3, Episode 8

You seem tense.

You seem TENSE.

The Big Bang Theory Season 4, Episode 2

Okay, I understand
everyone is a little tense today,

Okay, I understand everyone is a little TENSE today,

The Big Bang Theory Season 10, Episode 1

00:00:17,017 --> 00:00:18,184
♪  ♪

♪ (TENSE M2 00:00:17,017 --> 00:00:18,184 ♪ ♪

Westworld Season 2, Episode 7

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