Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.
"The basic tenses in English are present, past, and future."
An inflected form of a verb that indicates tense.
"English only has a present tense and a past tense; it has no future tense."
The property of indicating the point in time at which an action or state of being occurs or exists.
"Dyirbal verbs are not inflected for tense."
To apply a tense to.
"tensing a verb"
To make or become tense.
Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.
"You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense."
Pulled taut, without any slack.
The quality of being tense (literally or figuratively); tension.
One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.
Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.
The quality or state of being tense, or strained to stiffness; tension; tenseness.
a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
stretch or force to the limit;
"strain the rope"
increase the tension on;
"tense a rope"
become tense or tenser;
"He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')
taut or rigid; stretched tight;
"tense piano strings"
the physical condition of being stretched or strained;
"it places great tension on the leg muscles"
"he could feel the tenseness of her body"
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