tensaron
-they tightened
The word tensaron is the preterite form of tensar in the third person plural.
See the full tensar conjugation

tensar

Mientras tanto las relaciones con Rusia se tensaron.
Meanwhile relations with Russia became tense.
A partir de este momento, las relaciones diplomáticas entre los gremios se tensaron.
From this moment on, the diplomatic relations between the guilds were tense.
Con la velocidad del relámpago, tensaron la cuerda y dispararon.
With lightning speed, they notched the arrows to their eyes and loosed.
Sin embargo, las relaciones pronto se tensaron.
Relations soon grew tense, however.
Después de la elección del partido izquierdista Syriza, Grecia y la UE tensaron la negociación sobre el pago de la deuda.
After the election of left-wing party Syriza, Greece and the UE tightened the negotiations about the payment of the debt.
Se me tensaron los músculos a causa del esfuerzo.
My muscles tensed from the effort.
Las venas de su cuello se tensaron.
Veins in his neck tightened.
Kwanchai alargó las manos a las espadas a su lado, y los guardias se tensaron una vez más.
Kwanchai reached for the swords at his side, and the guards tensed once more.
Los arqueros tensaron sus arcos y comenzaron a caminar detrás del novicio que, durante los veinte minutos siguientes, aprendió a concentrarse.
The archers drew their bows and began to walk beside the novice who, in the next twenty minutes, learned how to concentrate.
La proliferación de iniciativas y el que no hubiera coherencia entre ellas en los distintos mecanismos de coordinación tensaron excesivamente la capacidad de los PMA.
The proliferation of initiatives and their lack of coherence in the various coordination mechanisms overstretched the capacities of the LDCs.
En 2010, Estados Unidos y sus aliados se tensaron la soga al expulsar a Irán de SWIFT, lo que le hace muy difícil participar en el comercio internacional.
In 2010, the U.S. and its allies tightened the noose by expelling Iran from SWIFT, making it extremely difficult for it to trade internationally.
Cuando llegó su exmujer, se le tensaron todos los músculos.
When his ex-wife arrived, all his muscles tightened.
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