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Tense (IPA: /ˈtɛns/)

Tense (n.)

One of the forms which a verb takes by inflection or by adding auxiliary words, so as to indicate the time of the action or event signified; the modification which verbs undergo for the indication of time.

Tense (a.)

Stretched tightly; strained to stiffness; rigid; not lax; as, a tense fiber.


Category that locates a situation in time, to indicate when the situation takes place

Tense Synonyms

Jittery, Wound Up, Restive, High-strung, In Suspense, Pumped, Uptight, Taut, Electric, Isotonic, Overstrung, Suspensive, Unrelaxed, Pumped-up, Edgy, Strained, Pumped Up, Jumpy, Aroused, Nervous, Uneasy, Suspenseful, Agitated, Wired, Highly Strung, Nail-biting, Nervy, Cliff-hanging

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Taut, Tight, Overstrung

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Tense Up, Strain

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Tense Up


Tense in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" I'm Carrie Bickmore, except in the past tense where I'm Carried Bickmore." - Rove (TV series)

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