Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tension.(verb)
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Use "tensions" in a sentence
"KUHN: Behind the tensions is a disagreement about recent cross-border raids by NATO helicopters, and the deaths of three Pakistani border guards yesterday."
"I'll ask her about Iran, Iraq and what she calls the tensions between America and the Middle East."
"Some attribute the emergence of the democratic uprisings to historic long-term tensions between different ethnic groups which include Alaawite, Syrian Turkmen, Armenians, Druze, Sunnis and the Assyrians a significant Christian minority in Syria."