tenso


tenso
adj.
1 tense, stressed, strained, highly-charged.
2 drawn tight.
pres.indicat.
1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: tensar.
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tenso
adjetivo
1 (cable, cuerda) tense, taut
2 figurado (relaciones) strained
3 figurado (persona) tense
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(f. - tensa)
adj.
tense
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ADJ
1) (=tirante) tense, taut
2) [persona, situación] tense; [relaciones] strained

es una situación muy tensa — it is a very tense situation

las relaciones entre los dos están muy tensas — relations between the two are very strained

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-sa adjetivo
1) <cuerda/cable> taut, tight; <músculo> tense
2) <persona> tense; <relación> strained, tense; <situación> tense
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= stressful, fraught, taut [tauter -comp., tautest -sup.], tight [tighter -comp., tightest -sup.], tense [tenser -comp., tensest -sup.], edgy [edgier -comp., edgiest -sup.], nervy [nervier -comp., nerviest -sup.], uptight, stressed.
Ex. On the other hand, a prolonged sequence of interviews can be equally stressful, and 'free time' should be interspersed with the successive appointments.
Ex. The article is entitled 'Fraught years ahead? Trade unions and libraries'.
Ex. While the stencil is held taut, the cylinder is slowly rotated until the bottom edge of the wax sheet can be clamped in position.
Ex. The platen was lashed up tight to the toe of the spindle by cords which connected hooks at its four corners to another set of hooks at the four lower corners of the hose.
Ex. The urgency of his supplication was mirrored in the tense whiteness of his knuckles as he clasped his hands tightly in front of him.
Ex. His selection of films suggests a temperamental bias toward strong, violent, edgy scenes with killings, face-slappings, and confrontations.
Ex. The article 'Nervy Days for Office Suppliers' reviews the present state of affairs of office automation.
Ex. Many of the working-class mothers who take part could be described as uptight.
Ex. Australia is 'in a different league' to most stressed world economies because of the stability of its banks and China's hunger for its exports.
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* ponerse en tensión = tense up.
* ponerse tenso = stress + Nombre + out.
* situación tensa = stress situation.
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-sa adjetivo
1) <cuerda/cable> taut, tight; <músculo> tense
2) <persona> tense; <relación> strained, tense; <situación> tense
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= stressful, fraught, taut [tauter -comp., tautest -sup.], tight [tighter -comp., tightest -sup.], tense [tenser -comp., tensest -sup.], edgy [edgier -comp., edgiest -sup.], nervy [nervier -comp., nerviest -sup.], uptight, stressed.

Ex: On the other hand, a prolonged sequence of interviews can be equally stressful, and 'free time' should be interspersed with the successive appointments.

Ex: The article is entitled 'Fraught years ahead? Trade unions and libraries'.
Ex: While the stencil is held taut, the cylinder is slowly rotated until the bottom edge of the wax sheet can be clamped in position.
Ex: The platen was lashed up tight to the toe of the spindle by cords which connected hooks at its four corners to another set of hooks at the four lower corners of the hose.
Ex: The urgency of his supplication was mirrored in the tense whiteness of his knuckles as he clasped his hands tightly in front of him.
Ex: His selection of films suggests a temperamental bias toward strong, violent, edgy scenes with killings, face-slappings, and confrontations.
Ex: The article 'Nervy Days for Office Suppliers' reviews the present state of affairs of office automation.
Ex: Many of the working-class mothers who take part could be described as uptight.
Ex: Australia is 'in a different league' to most stressed world economies because of the stability of its banks and China's hunger for its exports.
* ponerse en tensión = tense up.
* ponerse tenso = stress + Nombre + out.
* situación tensa = stress situation.

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tenso -sa
adjective
A
1 ‹cuerda/cable› taut, tight
2 ‹músculo› tense, tight
estás muy tenso, procura relajarte un poco you're very tense, try to relax a bit
continuó con el dedo tenso en el gatillo he kept his finger poised on the trigger
B
1 (nervioso) tense
estaba muy tensa antes del examen she was very tense o nervous o uptight before the exam
2 ‹relación› strained, tense; ‹situación› tense
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Del verbo tensar: (conjugate tensar)

tenso es:

1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

tensó es:

3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

Multiple Entries:
tensar    
tenso
tensar (conjugate tensar) verbo transitivomúsculoto tense;
cuerda/cableto tighten;
arcoto draw;
relaciones/lazosto strain
tenso
-sa adjetivo

1cuerda/cabletaut, tight;
músculotense
2persona/situacióntense;
relaciónstrained, tense
tensar verbo transitivo
1 (una cuerda, un cable, etc) to tighten: hay que tensar la lona, we must make the canvas taut
(un arco) to draw
2 (un músculo) to tense
tenso,-a adjetivo
1 (persona) tense: se pone tenso cuando la nombran, he tenses up when she is mentioned
últimamente estoy muy tenso, I've been very tense lately
2 (negociaciones, relaciones, etc) strained
3 (cuerda, cable) tight, taut
'tenso' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
tensa
- tirante
- cargado
- nervioso
English:
nail-biting
- stiffen
- strain
- strained
- taut
- tense
- uptight
- edgy
- tight
- up
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tenso, -a adj
1. [cuerda, cable] taut;
[arco] drawn; [músculo, cuerpo] tense
2. [situación, relación, ambiente] tense, strained;
[persona] tense;
estar tenso con alguien to be tense with sb;
ponerse tenso to become tense
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tenso
adj tense; cuerda, cable taut
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tenso, -sa adj
: tense
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tenso adj
1. (situación, persona) tense
estás muy tenso you're very tense
2. (cuerda, cable) tight
las cuerdas están tensas the strings are tight

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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