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Stretched with little or no give
“She sighed and stretched her tense muscles.”
Causing or characterized by anxiety and nervousness
“The silence was an intangible tense feeling in the air.”
Marked by or causing agitation or uncomfortable feelings
“The tense atmosphere of the talks.”
To draw tight
“You have to be able to tense your body and keep the defender from getting around you.”
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