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Verb
Past tense for to draw or make tight or taut
“You have to be able to tense your body and keep the defender from getting around you.”
Verb
(of a muscle) Past tense for to become shorter and tighter in order to effect movement of part of the body
Verb
Past tense for to ready oneself for a challenging experience
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Past tense for to cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
Verb
Past tense for to (excessively) exert for a particular task, purpose or goal
Adjective
Physically unyielding, taut or stiff
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