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    tense up

    tense up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tense up

    (verb) become tense, nervous, or uneasy
    Synonyms : tense
    Example Sentence
    • He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room
    (verb) cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    Synonyms : strain , tense
    Example Sentence
    • he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up
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