Word "TENSE" Definitions:


Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
Synonyms:
strain, tense up
Examples:
he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
become stretched or tense or taut
Synonyms:
strain
Examples:
the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed

Part of Speech:
Verb
Definition:
become tense, nervous, or uneasy
Synonyms:
tense up
Examples:
He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room

Crossword Clues for TENSE

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Clue Source Date
On edge LA Times Daily 07 Aug 2022
Stressful past, perhaps The Telegraph Cryptic 11 Jul 2022
"Bear" has a different one than "bore" Universal 07 Jul 2022
Wound up New York Times 01 Jul 2022
In need of a massage, maybe Premier Sunday 19 Jun 2022
Edgy, nervous The Telegraph Quick 01 Jun 2022
Keyed up Wall Street Journal 26 May 2022
Present, e.g Wall Street Journal 18 May 2022
Keyed up Thomas Joseph 06 May 2022
What may be perfect figure with statue's outline The Guardian Cryptic 06 May 2022
Keyed up Wall Street Journal 02 May 2022
Not chilling Newsday 30 Apr 2022
In need of a relaxing massage Universal 24 Apr 2022
Hammers would be present, but not always saw The Times Cryptic 23 Mar 2022
Past or present, in grammar Universal 14 Mar 2022
Past or future Wall Street Journal 24 Jan 2022
Full of suspense Family Time 23 Jan 2022
Keyed up Thomas Joseph 07 Jan 2022
Present, say Wall Street Journal 04 Jan 2022
Future, e.g LA Times Daily 01 Dec 2021
Like muscles after lifting weights The Washington Post Sunday 21 Nov 2021
Nerve-wracking USA Today 17 Nov 2021
Past, present or future Thomas Joseph 12 Nov 2021
Anxious The Telegraph Quick 04 Nov 2021
High-strung Thomas Joseph 03 Nov 2021
Wound up LA Times Daily 29 Oct 2021
Keyed up Thomas Joseph 20 Oct 2021
Present, e.g. New York Times 17 Oct 2021
Perfect, to a syntactician Wall Street Journal 06 Oct 2021
Past or present? The Telegraph Quick 02 Oct 2021
In need of a back rub, say Universal 02 Oct 2021
Difference between is and was USA Today 16 Sep 2021
Feeling antsy Newsday 14 Sep 2021
High-strung Thomas Joseph 09 Sep 2021
Needing to relax Universal 09 Sep 2021
All wound up New York Times 06 Sep 2021
Future perfect, for example Universal 05 Sep 2021
Feeling edgy Newsday 23 Aug 2021
Keyed up Thomas Joseph 21 Aug 2021
Future perfect, e.g USA Today 20 Aug 2021
Present, e.g LA Times Daily 05 Aug 2021
Present, e.g The Washington Post 05 Aug 2021
Past, present or future Universal 01 Aug 2021
Keyed up Thomas Joseph 28 Jul 2021
On edge USA Today 16 Jul 2021
Will can change it New York Times 10 Jul 2021
Not cool at all LA Times Daily 09 Jul 2021
Not cool at all The Washington Post 09 Jul 2021
On pins and needles Universal 06 Jul 2021
It may be perfect or simple, but not both New York Times 13 Jun 2021
On edge USA Today 31 May 2021
Feeling antsy Newsday 04 May 2021
Past, for the verb 'were,' e.g USA Today 30 Apr 2021
A bundle of nerves Newsday 14 Mar 2021
Nail-biting USA Today 10 Mar 2021
Past, present or future USA Today 04 Mar 2021
All keyed up Universal 23 Jan 2021
Uptight USA Today 25 Nov 2020
Stressed USA Today 23 Nov 2020
Past, for the verb "passed" Universal 19 Nov 2020
Perfect or imperfect Universal 20 Oct 2020
Teens changed contract The Sun Two Speed 03 Sep 2020
Feeling on edge Family Time 30 Aug 2020
Nerve-racking Universal 28 Aug 2020
Past or future USA Today 24 Aug 2020
Wedgy New York Times 23 Jul 2020
Present, for the verb "present" Universal 10 Jul 2020
Nervous Newsday 24 Jun 2020
Past or future Universal 22 Jun 2020
Keyed up Thomas Joseph 20 Jun 2020
High-strung Thomas Joseph 16 Jun 2020
Feeling jittery Newsday 10 Jun 2020
Stretched tight, rigid The Times Concise 09 Jun 2020
All wound up Newsday 29 May 2020
Perfect, e.g Universal 24 May 2020
It may be imperfect New York Times 09 May 2020
On edge Eugene Sheffer 06 May 2020
Hardly chill Wall Street Journal 22 Apr 2020
Jittery Newsday 22 Apr 2020
Anxious Wall Street Journal 13 Apr 2020
Very nervous Newsday 13 Apr 2020
Unable to relax The Telegraph Quick 06 Apr 2020
Past, present or future Universal 31 Mar 2020
Grammar lesson topic USA Today 07 Mar 2020
Not relaxed USA Today 05 Jan 2020
Anxious teens collapsed The Sun Two Speed 23 Dec 2019
Showing strain The Sun Two Speed 23 Dec 2019
Uptight Newsday 18 Dec 2019
Stressed out Universal 15 Nov 2019
Edgy Newsday 07 Nov 2019
On edge Family Time 27 Oct 2019
Anxious teens in treatment The Sun Two Speed 27 Oct 2019
Suspenseful Newsday 20 Oct 2019
Edgy Premier Sunday 29 Sep 2019
Wound up New York Times 27 Sep 2019
Past or present Universal 18 Sep 2019
Anxious, nervous The Guardian Speedy 01 Sep 2019
Needing to chill out USA Today 25 Aug 2019
Feeling nervous Newsday 19 Aug 2019
Past, present or future LA Times Daily 12 Aug 2019
Past, present or future The Washington Post 12 Aug 2019
Suspense-filled Newsday 04 Aug 2019
Sent off for Spain in a state of agitation Irish Times Crosaire 04 Jul 2019
All wound up USA Today 30 Jun 2019
Verb form indicating time Irish Times Simplex 29 Jun 2019
On edge Universal 19 Jun 2019
Taut or strained Irish Times Simplex 13 Jun 2019
In need of chilling Wall Street Journal 13 Jun 2019
Uptight New York Times 03 Jun 2019
Present, for one Wall Street Journal 01 Jun 2019
Anxiety-filled Universal 28 May 2019
Needing a chill pill USA Today 16 May 2019
Far from relaxed LA Times Daily 12 May 2019
Far from relaxed The Washington Post 12 May 2019
Nerve-wracking Jonesin 07 May 2019
Past, present, or future Thomas Joseph 29 Apr 2019
High-strung Newsday 21 Apr 2019
On edge LA Times Daily 19 Apr 2019
On edge The Washington Post 19 Apr 2019
Moving one's knee a lot, maybe The New Yorker 08 Apr 2019
Feeling edgy Newsday 08 Apr 2019
Tighten (up) New York Times 21 Mar 2019
Anxious The Sun Two Speed 18 Mar 2019
Under emotional strain in past perhaps? The Sun Two Speed 18 Mar 2019
All keyed up Newsday 17 Mar 2019
React to a sudden noise Newsday 09 Mar 2019
Nervous -- and imperfect, perhaps? The Telegraph Cryptic 26 Feb 2019
Strained The Telegraph Quick 08 Feb 2019
Full of anxiety USA Today 16 Jan 2019
Unable to relax USA Today 11 Jan 2019
Uptight
On edge
Needing a chill pill
Anxiety-filled
In need of chilling
All wound up
Tighten (up)
On edge
Past or present
Full of anxiety
Wound up
Past, present or future
Needing to chill out
Unable to relax
Far from relaxed
Present, for one
High-strung Premier Sunday 16 Dec 2018
About to freak out Universal 05 Dec 2018
Wound up Wall Street Journal 31 Oct 2018
Past, for one Wall Street Journal 30 Oct 2018
Like some negotiations Universal 24 Oct 2018
Charged for contract The Sun Two Speed 16 Oct 2018
Far from relaxed USA Today 18 Sep 2018
Some forgotten sentence, in a manner of speaking Irish Times Crosaire 04 Sep 2018
Perfect or pluperfect USA Today 09 Aug 2018
Taut The Telegraph Quick 27 Jul 2018
Future perfect? Could be stressful! The Sun Two Speed 10 Jul 2018
Feeling pressure Universal 10 Jul 2018
Uptight Thomas Joseph 06 Jul 2018
Keyed up Wall Street Journal 11 Jun 2018
Nerve-racking Wall Street Journal 09 Jun 2018
Stressful The Telegraph Quick 06 Jun 2018
Without slack Universal 01 Jun 2018
On edge Premier Sunday 27 May 2018
Present perfect, for one LA Times Daily 22 May 2018
Present perfect, for one The Washington Post 22 May 2018
Needing a chill pill The Washington Post 08 May 2018
Needing a chill pill LA Times Daily 08 May 2018
Like a nail-biter USA Today 07 May 2018
Nervous LA Times Daily 16 Apr 2018
Nervous The Washington Post 16 Apr 2018
Strung out giving the past, present and future action Irish Times Crosaire 12 Apr 2018
Anxiety-ridden Universal 07 Mar 2018
Perhaps past showing the strain The Sun Two Speed 21 Feb 2018
Grammatical concern Wall Street Journal 25 Jan 2018
Unrelaxed The Telegraph Quick 14 Jan 2018
Grammatical concern The Washington Post Sunday 07 Jan 2018
Needing a chill pill
Wound up
Past, for one
Nerve-racking
Present perfect, for one
Nervous
Without slack
Like some negotiations
Keyed up
Feeling pressure
Perfect or pluperfect
Like a nail-biter
Far from relaxed
About to freak out
High-strung New York Times 28 Dec 2017
In knots Newsday 22 Dec 2017
Tightly stretched Universal 09 Dec 2017
It's exciting -- perfect maybe The Telegraph Cryptic 02 Dec 2017
Highly charged Newsday 01 Dec 2017
In need of a massage The Washington Post Sunday 22 Oct 2017
Perfect __ The Washington Post 15 Oct 2017
Perfect __ LA Times Daily 15 Oct 2017
Walking on eggshells Universal 11 Oct 2017
All keyed up USA Today 28 Sep 2017
On edge Wall Street Journal 27 Sep 2017
Past or future Thomas Joseph 26 Sep 2017
All wound up LA Times Daily 25 Sep 2017
All wound up The Washington Post 25 Sep 2017
Present perfect, e.g Premier Sunday 24 Sep 2017
Nerve-racking New York Times 10 Sep 2017
Anxious The Times Concise 03 Sep 2017
Like sports crowds during a close game New York Times 15 Aug 2017
On pins and needles USA Today 11 Aug 2017
Strung out in a manner of speaking Irish Times Crosaire 10 Aug 2017
Like sudden-death overtime USA Today 01 Aug 2017
Jittery Premier Sunday 30 Jul 2017
Strained LA Times Daily 29 Jul 2017
Strained The Washington Post 29 Jul 2017
Possibly perfect form of language The Telegraph Cryptic 25 Jul 2017
Hardly relaxed Wall Street Journal 15 Jul 2017
Nail-biting New York Times 01 Jul 2017
Keyed up The Chronicle of Higher Education 09 Jun 2017
Tied up in knots Newsday 01 Jun 2017
Nervous The Telegraph Quick 02 May 2017
Wrought up Premier Sunday 16 Apr 2017
Worried in the past, for instance The Telegraph Cryptic 06 Apr 2017
Finding it difficult to relax Universal 20 Mar 2017
Tied up in knots LA Times Daily 07 Mar 2017
Tied up in knots The Washington Post 07 Mar 2017
Stressed out USA Today 16 Feb 2017
Drawn -- from the past, say The Telegraph Cryptic 23 Jan 2017
Like sports crowds during a close game
Nail-biting
Nerve-racking
Keyed up
Walking on eggshells
Finding it difficult to relax
All wound up
Tightly stretched
All keyed up
Like sudden-death overtime
On pins and needles
Stressed out
High-strung
Perfect __
Strained
Present, for one The Washington Post 30 Dec 2016
Not relaxed in past, perhaps The Telegraph Cryptic 27 Dec 2016
On edge Newsday 26 Dec 2016
Past or present New York Times 19 Dec 2016
High-strung Wall Street Journal 12 Nov 2016
Nail-biting The Washington Post 01 Nov 2016
Feeling stressed USA Today 01 Nov 2016
Future, e.g LA Times Daily 29 Oct 2016
Edgy Thomas Joseph 28 Oct 2016
Perfect, e.g The Washington Post 24 Oct 2016
Hardly at ease USA Today 21 Oct 2016
All wired up USA Today 05 Oct 2016
Past perfect, e.g USA Today 17 Sep 2016
In need of a massage USA Today 07 Sep 2016
Verb form, indicates time Irish Times Simplex 25 Aug 2016
All in knots USA Today 24 Jul 2016
Uptight Universal 23 Jul 2016
Nervous time for grammarian The Telegraph Cryptic 16 Jul 2016
Grammar topic LA Times Daily 22 Jun 2016
Present, to a grammarian Wall Street Journal 13 Jun 2016
Grammar class subject USA Today 24 May 2016
Form of a verb Newsday 11 May 2016
Present for an English teacher? Wall Street Journal 07 May 2016
Present, e.g New York Times 04 May 2016
Taut; strained The Telegraph Quick 02 May 2016
Present, say LA Times Daily 16 Apr 2016
All wired up Universal 01 Apr 2016
Feeling anxious Newsday 29 Mar 2016
Strained verb form Irish Times Simplex 22 Mar 2016
Uptight The Telegraph Quick 06 Mar 2016
Uptight Premier Sunday 28 Feb 2016
Nervous Universal 17 Feb 2016
Pluperfect, for one Universal 09 Feb 2016
Not relaxed Premier Sunday 07 Feb 2016
Charged for present, possibly The Times Cryptic 02 Feb 2016
Grammarian's subject The Washington Post 24 Jan 2016
Keyed up The Washington Post 21 Jan 2016
In need of a massage
Hardly at ease
Past or present
Past perfect, e.g.
All in knots
Grammar topic
Nervous
Pluperfect, for one
Uptight
All wired up
Future, e.g.
Grammar class subject
In need of a massage Universal 30 Dec 2015
In danger of snapping The Washington Post 28 Dec 2015
Frazzled LA Times Daily 25 Dec 2015
It may be perfect LA Times Daily 21 Nov 2015
Team missing one member, heads of state extremely agitated The Telegraph Cryptic 17 Nov 2015
Stretched tight The Times Concise 09 Nov 2015
On pins and needles Newsday 28 Oct 2015
On edge The Telegraph Quick 25 Oct 2015
Anxious Premier Sunday 13 Sep 2015
Grammar class subject LA Times Daily 09 Sep 2015
Form of verb showing time Irish Times Simplex 22 Aug 2015
Nail-biting Premier Sunday 09 Aug 2015
On edge The Guardian Quick 08 Aug 2015
Future perfect, for one New York Times 15 Jun 2015
Under stress LA Times Daily 14 Jun 2015
In need of a back rub, say New York Times 02 Jun 2015
Grammar topic Thomas Joseph 01 Jun 2015
A bundle of nerves USA Today 01 Jun 2015
Like a close game, usually Universal 11 May 2015
In need of a backrub USA Today 07 May 2015
In need of a chill pill LA Times Daily 31 Mar 2015
Antsy Newsday 04 Mar 2015
Antsy Premier Sunday 01 Feb 2015
Nervous Eugene Sheffer 17 Jan 2015
Strained, taut Irish Times Simplex 13 Jan 2015
Emotionally charged USA Today 09 Jan 2015
What could be future number descending on prosperous region? The Times Cryptic 08 Jan 2015
Keyed up
Not at ease
On edge
It may be perfect
On edge
Past, present, or future
Suspense-filled
Frazzled
Grammar class subject
In need of a chill pill
It may be perfect
Under stress
All wound up
Antsy
Form of a verb
On edge
On pins and needles
Future perfect, for one
In need of a back rub, say
Antsy
Anxious
Nail-biting
Pearl Jam "Present ___"
A bundle of nerves
Emotionally charged
In need of a backrub
Hardly relaxed
In need of a massage
Like a close game, usually
Verb form
Perfect, e.g.
April Wine "Future ___"
Feeling nervous
High-strung
Not chilling
Verb form
Feeling anxious
Wound up
Tied up in knots
Keyed up
Jittery
In a knot
High-strung
Feeling jittery
In need of a rubdown
Not relaxed
Wound tighter than a drum
Taut
High-strung
Needing kneading
Cliffhanging
On edge
All wound up
Jittery
Wound up
Not relaxed
Time indicator, of sorts
Stressed
Wound up
Napalm Death "Passive ___"
On edge
Past perfect, for one
Walking on eggshells
What a verb ending may indicate
Needing a massage, maybe
It may be perfect
Like someone pacing back and forth
Nail-biting
Strained
Wound up
Like sudden-death overtimes
Tightly wound
Needing to chill out
Full of angst
Anxiety-ridden
Anxious
Like someone pacing back and forth
Jittery
Nervous
Not relaxed
Perfect, say
Unable to speak, perhaps
Present, for one
Verb category
Uptight
In need of a massage, perhaps
Needing to chill out
In need of a massage, perhaps
Present, e.g.
In danger of snapping
On pins and needles
English 101 subject
Uptight
Unable to relax
Past or present
A nervous rocker is this
Uptight
Geddy Lee's "The Present ___"
Stressed
In need of a rubdown
Showing strain
Fraught with anxiety
All wound up
Wound up
Past or present
Future, for one
Edgy
Not slack
Tightly wound
Past or present
Future, for one
Nerve-wracking
Pluperfect, e.g.
Stressful
All wound up
Apt to snap
Grammar class subject
Like a close game, usually
Full of suspense
Past subject for an English class?
Not calm
Stretched tight
Suspenseful
Far from relaxed
Grammar subject
Drama-filled
Not at all relaxed
Edgy
On pins and needles
Wound up
Nerve-wracking
Drama-filled
Far from laid-back
Anxious
Past or present
Wound up
Nerve-straining
Pluperfect, e.g.
Uptight
Past, present or future
In need of a rubdown
In need of a massage, maybe
Ex-lax?
Cliff-hanging
Not loosey-goosey
Needing kneading?
Tightly wound
Grammar class subject
Ex-lax?
Linguist's subject
Linguist's subject
Needing a massage, say
Not loosey-goosey
Ready to snap
In danger of snapping
Grammatical time setter
Past, for one
Temporal language element
Taut
On edge
Tied up in knots
All keyed up
All keyed up
Grammatical time setter
Past, for one
Not relaxed
Strained
Past, for instance
Present, e.g.
English 101 subject
Strained
Nervous
Tied up in knots
Taut
Pluperfect, for one
Topic in grammar class
Hardly at ease
All wound up
Needing a massage
Feeling antsy
Ex-lax?
Far from laid-back
Stressed-out
Showing strain
It may be perfect
All keyed up
It may be perfect
Worked up
Far from loosey-goosey
It may be perfect
Clenched, say
Jittery
On edge
In need of a chill pill
Edgy
Stressed out
It can be past or present, in grammar
High-strung
Edgy
Edgy
Needing kneading
Needing kneading
On tenterhooks
Future, for one
High-strung
Past perfect
Jittery
Wound up
Jittery
Uptight
High-strung
Full of suspense
Stiffen
Like a Hitchcock audience, typically
In danger of snapping
Tightly wound
Fidgety
Time indicator
Stressed
Grammar subject
Future perfect, for one
Overstrung
Time indicator
Stressed
Grammar subject
Jittery
Wound up
Wound up
Uptight
On tenterhooks
Language study topic
English 101 subject
In knots
In knots
Keyed up
Needing kneading?
It can be past or present
Worked up
Stressed out
Present __
In knots
On tenterhooks
Past or present
Present, for example
English class topic
Future, e.g.
Wound-up
On edge
Needing a massage
Keyed up
Strained
Conditional, for one
Wired
Present, e.g.
Rigid
All wound up
In knots
Uptight
It may be past or present
Keyed up
On the verge of snapping
Present, for one
Nervous
On edge
Jumpy
In a nervous state
Jittery
Past or future
Feeling edgy
Present or perfect
In knots
Uptight
Not relaxed
It may be past
Nervous
Not loosey-goosey
Lacking slack
Straining at the leash
Under pressure
Jittery
Nerve-straining
Like a tie game in overtime
Tight
Needing kneading?
Tight
Worked up
Jittery
High-strung
Grammar class subject
Noun concerning verbs
Under strain
Rigid
Keyed up
A bundle of nerves
Anxiety-ridden
High-strung
Wound up
On edge
Jumpy
Needing kneading?
It may be present
Not easy
On a tightrope
Needing kneading?
Like some negotiations
Edgy
Present, e.g.
Edgy
Conditional, for one
Past perfect, for one
Needing kneading, maybe
Brace, in a way
Drawn tight
Present, e.g.
Knotted up
Like many a massage client
Far from laid-back
Synonym of 59 Down
Present or past
It concerns the past, sometimes
Present or perfect
Needing kneading, maybe
Edgy
Uptight
Restive
Stretched tight
Uptight
Knotted up
Past, present or future
Past or perfect
Keyed up
Like a game overtime
Not at all relaxed
Rigid
It may be perfect in the future
Past perfect, for one
Past or present
Nervous
Future perfect, for one
It may be present
Feeling the pressure
Can be past present or future
Strained
Like sudden-death playoffs
Needing kneading?
Pluperfect, e.g.
Stretched tight
Wound up
Uptight
Dramatic
Jumpy
It may be past, present, or future
On pins and needles
Feeling on edge
Taut
Like Ditka in overtime
Past or future
Strung out
In need of relaxing
Uptight
Pluperfect, for one
Knotted up
In need of a backrub
Wired up
Knotted up
It may be past, present, or future
Taut
Pluperfect for one
Can be past or present
On tenterhooks
Wired
Present, for example
Edgy
Jumpy
Present, for example, in English class
Nervous
What a will, e.g., may indicate?
Past present or future
Wired
Knotted up
Strung out
Verb form
Taut
Nervous
It might be past
Itchy, in a way
Present, for one
Past or present, e.g.
Nervous
Present or past
Highly charged
Anxious
Pluperfect, for one
Future, e.g.
Past or imperfect
Past or future
Stiffen
Up-tight
All nerves
Future perfect, e.g.
Verb form
Past or future, e.g.
Past, e.g.
Suspenseful
Stiffen, with "up"
Past, for one
Rigid; taut
Preterit or present
Like a new driver
Present or perfect
Future, for one
Strained.
Future, for one.
Verb form.
Past or future.
Past, for one.
Past or present.
Term in grammar.
On edge.
Grammatical term.
Keyed up.
Perfect, for one.
Present, for one.
Future, for example.
Verb inflection.
Present, for example.
Perfect or imperfect.
Preterit, for one.
Present, for instance.
Rigid.
High-strung.
Future, for instance.
Under strain.
Verb form denoting time.
Taut.
Opposite of flaccid.
Past or pluperfect.
Overwrought.
All wound up.
Pluperfect, for one.
Stretched tight.
Past, present or future.
Highstrung.
Rapt.
Form of a verb.
Time for grammar.
Tightly stretched.
Perfect or pluperfect.
Tightened up.
In a state of strain.
Agog.
On the alert.
Rather uncomfortable
Like uncomfortable silences
Like overtime games
Grammarian's concern
Present, e.g.
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