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Definition 1: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious - [verb of body]

Samples where tense up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

Synonyms for tense up in the sense of this definition

(tense up is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of tense up ) extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body

"Stretch your legs!" "Extend your right arm above your head"

(tense up causes ...) become tense, nervous, or uneasy

"He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"

Definition 2: become tense, nervous, or uneasy - [verb of body]

Samples where tense up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room

Synonyms for tense up in the sense of this definition

(tense up is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

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