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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Nervous strain; anxious feeling. Also: Voltage, or electric force.

Usage examples (43)
  • We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.
  • It places great tension on the leg muscles
  • There is a tension created between narrative time and movie time
  • There is a tension between these approaches to understanding history for more
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