tension


tension
01. When we walked into the room after their argument, we could feel the [tension] in the air.
02. Most students feel [tense] before the speaking test.
03. To increase the [tension] on your bicycle brake cable, just turn this screw.
04. There has been a lot of [tension] between Denise and her father ever since she saw him hit her mother.
05. I just couldn't handle the [tension] at work, so I took some time off.
06. After witnessing the accident, I was so [tense] that I couldn't sleep.
07. I'm really [tense] right now because I just found out my girlfriend is pregnant, and we're not sure what we should do.
08. Relations between the Israelis and the Palestinians are quite [tense] right now.
09. My children get a bit [tense] when they have an appointment with the dentist.
10. She felt really [tense] before the test, but afterwards she was okay.
11. Joan Borysenko once said some [tension] is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that [tension] to good use.
12. Karl Marx believed that religion serves to hold in check the explosive [tensions] of a society.
13. Free-moving liquid in outer space will form itself into a sphere because of its surface [tension].
14. The average medium size piano has about 230 strings, with each string having about 75 kilograms of [tension].
15. In April of 1996, China, Russia and three former Soviet Republics signed a treaty aimed at reducing [tensions] along their borders.
16. Proper exercises and stretches can help relieve [tension] in the lower back.
17. I'm always [tenser] at exam time, so it makes me somewhat difficult to live with for a couple of weeks.
18. [Tensions] in the region are high following this latest terrorist attack.
19. She is the [tensest] person I've ever met. She really needs to learn to relax.
20. She was sitting [tensely] in the dentist's waiting room, with a worried expression on her face.

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  • tension — [ tɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1490; lat. tensio I ♦ (Concret) 1 ♦ Physiol. État d un tissu, d un organe distendu. Résistance opposée par une paroi organique aux liquides, aux gaz contenus dans la cavité qu elle limite. Tension de la paroi abdominale. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tension — Ten sion, n. [L. tensio, from tendere, tensum, to stretch: cf. F. tension. See {Tense}, a.] 1. The act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained to stiffness; the state of being bent strained; as, the tension of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tension — may refer to:In science: *Tension (physics), a force related to the stretching of an object (the opposite of compression) *High tension, in electrical power transmission, wires which carry high voltages *Stress (medicine), also referred to as… …   Wikipedia

  • tensión — sustantivo femenino 1. Área: física, física Estado de un cuerpo elástico cuando dos o más fuerzas actúan sobre él: Hay que darle más tensión a las cuerdas de la guitarra. tensión superficial Fuerza que ejercen las moléculas del interior de un… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • tension — Tension. s. f. v. Estat de ce qui est tendu. Tension de nerfs. cette fluxion luy causoit une grande tension à la peau. Il se prend aussi fig. pour Grande application d esprit. Il s est épuisé par une trop grande tension d esprit. dans ce travail… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • tensión — f. fisiol. Resistencia que ofrecen las paredes de aquellas cavidades orgánicas que contienen un líquido o un gas en su interior, como el sistema circulatorio y la sangre, o el ojo y el humor vítreo. Medical Dictionary. 2011. tensión …   Diccionario médico

  • tension — 1530s, a stretched condition, from M.Fr. tension, from L. tensionem (nom. tensio) a stretching (in M.L. a struggle, contest ), from tensus, pp. of tendere to stretch, from PIE root *ten stretch (see TENET (Cf. tenet)). The sense of nervou …   Etymology dictionary

  • tension — ► NOUN 1) the state of being tense. 2) mental or emotional strain. 3) a situation in which there is conflict or strain because of differing views, aims, or elements. 4) the degree of stitch tightness in knitting and machine sewing. 5) voltage of… …   English terms dictionary

  • tension — [ten′shən] n. [< MFr or L: MFr < L tensio < tensus: see TENSE1] 1. a tensing or being tensed 2. mental or nervous strain, often accompanied by muscular tautness 3. a state of strained relations; uneasiness due to mutual hostility 4. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tension — (lat./engl.: Spannung) bezeichnet in der physikalischen Chemie Druck, Spannung, siehe Druck (Physik) die Spannung einer Saite alternativ zur Saitenstärke in der Jazzharmonik einen Spannungston, der zu einem Akkord hinzugenommen wird: Tension… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tension — [n1] tightness astriction, balance, constriction, force, pressure, rigidity, stiffness, strain, straining, stress, stretching, tautness, tenseness, tensity; concepts 723,726 Ant. limpness, looseness, relaxation, slack tension [n2] mental stress… …   New thesaurus