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Definition of "tensed" []

  • Simple past tense and past participle of tense. (verb)

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Use "tensed" in a sentence
  • "His expression tensed, lips held firmly shut over clenched teeth, then assumed a submissive position: head bowed, ears front and down, elbows out, and all fourteen fingers interlocked to show contrition."
  • "Then his expression tensed with the realization of what Flinx was telling him."
  • "CHUCK WRIGHT, EYEWITNESS: I was standing next to the atrium, and all of the sudden I heard these loud noises, like pop, pop, pop in a row and I immediately, I kind of tensed up, and I thought, what is that?"
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