ponerse en tensión

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ponerse en tensión
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to tense
Cuando vio a Pamela, sus músculos se pusieron en tensión y comenzó a sudar.When he saw Pamela, his muscles tensed and he started sweating.
b. to tighten
Jack decía que las cajas no pesaban nada, pero Gaby podía ver los músculos de su cuello ponerse en tensión cada vez que levantaba una.Jack said the boxes didn't weigh anything, but Gaby could see his neck muscles tighten whenever he picked one up.
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