tensar

Pero el lazo se tensó hacia finales del siglo XX.
But the noose tightened towards the end of the 20th century.
Todo se tensó frente a nosotros.
Everything... stretched out in front of us.
Mi cuerpo se tensó esperando... que mamá dijera algo en contra, pero no lo hizo.
My body went all tense expecting Mum to go off on one, but she didn't.
El hatamoto retrocedió un paso hacia atrás y hacia la izquierda rápidamente, y primero el agarre se tensó mientras Kikaze trataba de seguirle, entonces hubo una confusa mezcla de sonidos mientras la mano le soltaba con un movimiento de sacudida.
The hatamoto stepped back and to the left rapidly, and first the grip tightened as Kikaze tried to follow him, then there was a confused blend of sounds as the hand released him in a flailing motion.
Por un momento, Platón se tensó como un jibajib cazador.
For a moment Platon tensed, like a jibajib that was hunting, and stared at Marissa.
Con la creciente inflación y el desempleo, la situación en el país se tensó.
With growing inflation and unemployment, the situation in the country became strained.
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