Detailed Translations for tension from English to Spanish


tension [the ~] noun

  1. the tension (tightness; strain; tenseness)
    la tensión; la tirantez
  2. the tension (nervousness)
    la nervosidad; la tensión; el nerviosismo; la nerviosidad

Translation Matrix for tension:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
nerviosidad nervousness; tension highly strung; jittery; nervousness; stage fright
nerviosismo nervousness; tension
nervosidad nervousness; tension
tensión nervousness; strain; tenseness; tension; tightness strain; stress; tense situation; tenseness; tightness
tirantez strain; tenseness; tension; tightness craving; desire; longing; starch; stiffness; wanting; wish; yearning
- latent hostility; stress; tautness; tenseness; tensity
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- elasticity; resilience

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Related Definitions for "tension":

  1. the action of stretching something tight1
    • tension holds the belt in the pulleys1
  2. (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body1
    • the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear1
  3. feelings of hostility that are not manifest1
    • the diplomats' first concern was to reduce international tensions1
  4. a balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)1
    • there is a tension created between narrative time and movie time1
    • there is a tension between these approaches to understanding history1
  5. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense1
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension1
  6. the physical condition of being stretched or strained1
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles1

Wiktionary Translations for tension:

Cross Translation:
tension tensión; ansiedad; suspense spanning — emotionele spanning
tension tensión spanning — mechanische spanning
tension tensión SpannungPsychologie: das Gefühl in Form eines Konflikts nach einer emotional aufladenden Situation
tension tonicidad; tono TonusMedizin: Grad des ständigen Spannungszustandes von lebendem Gewebe, Organen oder Organteilen, insbesondere der Muskeln, Gefäße und Nerven


Translation Matrix for tense:

VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- strain; tense up
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
achuchado strained; stressed; tense; uptight
acosado strained; stressed; tense; uptight
emocionante exciting; tense; thrilling compelling; emotional; excited; exciting; gripping; heart rending; heart warming; heated; horny; hot; lascivious; moving; randy; stirring; thrilling; touching

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Related Definitions for "tense":

  1. taut or rigid; stretched tight1
    • tense piano strings1
  2. pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')1
  3. in or of a state of physical or nervous tension1
  4. a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time1
  5. cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious1
    • he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up1
  6. become tense, nervous, or uneasy1
    • He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room1
  7. increase the tension on1
    • alternately relax and tense your calf muscle1
    • tense the rope manually before tensing the spring1
  8. become stretched or tense or taut1
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;1

Wiktionary Translations for tense:

  1. verb forms distinguishing time
  1. showing stress or strain

Cross Translation:
tense estresado gespannen — ongemakkelijk, blijk gevend van stress, het punt van (uit-)barsten naderend
tense vendar bander — (familier, fr) Occitanie|fr exaspérer, gonfler.
tense abrupto; tirante; rígido; escarpado; acantilado raide — Traductions à trier suivant le sens
tense dar cuerda remonter — Traductions à trier suivant le sens
tense apretar serrer — Renfermer, ranger, mettre en lieu sûr, à l’abri. (Sens général).
tense tiempo temps — Élément grammatical
tense tender; tensar tendreétirer un fil, une corde, une surface; tirer une corde par plusieurs côtés pour la rendre raide ; étirer une peau.

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