An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tight)
a. taut
La televisión se desenchufó porque el cable estaba demasiado tenso.The TV came unplugged because the cable was too taut.
2. (stressed)
a. tense
Me pongo muy tenso cada vez que tengo que hablar con mi jefe.I get very tense every time I have to speak with my boss.
3. (relating to muscles)
a. tense
Tu cuello está muy tenso. ¿Quieres que te dé un masaje?Your neck is very tense. Do you want me to give you a massage?
4. (fraught)
a. strained
Mi relación con mi hermana es muy tensa desde que murió mi madre.My relationship with my sister has been very strained since my mother died.
b. tense
A pesar del cese del fuego, la situación en la capital está muy tensa.Although there is a ceasefire, the situation in the capital is very tense.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (cuerda, cable)
a. taut
2. (músculo, persona, situación)
a. tense
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1 (tirante) tense; taut
2 [+persona, situación] tense; [+relaciones] strained
es una situación muy tensa it is a very tense situation; las relaciones entre los dos están muy tensas relations between the two are very strained
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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