Definition of TENSES

noun : TENSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time ;

verb : TENSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed"; "the rope strained when the weight was attached" ;

  • 2. (

    ) increase the tension on; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring" ;

  • 3. (

    ) become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room" ;

  • 4. (

    ) cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up" ;

Adjective : TENSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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; "tense piano strings" ;


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