tirante
adjective
1. taut (cuerda, goma)
  • me noto la piel tirante -> my skin feels stretched
2. tense (situación, relaciones)
  • estar tirante con alguien -> to be tense with somebody
masculine noun
3. strap (de tela)braces (British), suspenders (United States)
  • un sostén sin tirantes -> a strapless bra
  • tirantes -> (para pantalones)
4. brace (architecture)

tirante [te-rahn’-tay]
noun
1. Joist which runs across a beam. (m)
2. Trace part of a harness; gear. (m)
3. Brace, collarpiece, beam; stay rod, tie rod. (Mecahnic) (m)
4. Suspenders, braces. (m)
5. Anchor, truss-rod, a special apparatus employed in certain constructions. (Architecture) (m)
adjective
6. Tight (cuerda), extended, drawn; tightly bound.
7. Tense, strained (relaciones, situación).
  • Traer or tener la cuerda tirante -> to use too much rigor
  • Las cosas andan algo tirantes -> things are rather strained

tirante
adjetivo
1 [+soga] tight; taut; (tensado) tensed; drawn tight
2 [+relaciones, situación] (tenso) tense; strained
estamos algo tirantes things are rather strained between us
3 (Economía) tight
1 [de vestido] shoulder strap;tirantes [de pantalones] braces; suspenders; (EEUU)
vestido sin tirantes strapless dress
2 (Archit) crosspiece; brace; (Mecánica) strut; brace; [de arreos] trace;

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