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tension

US [ˈtenʃ(ə)n]
UK ['tenʃ(ə)n]
  • n.张力;拉伸;矛盾;紧张局势(或关系、状况)
  • v.绷紧
  • Web拉力;压力;拉紧
Plural Form:tensions  
tension
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n.
1.
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~ (between A and B)
紧张局势(或关系、状况)a situation in which people do not trust each other, or feel unfriendly towards each other, and which may cause them to attack each other
There is mounting tension along the border.
边境局势日趋紧张。
international/racial/political tensions
国际紧张局势;种族间的紧张关系;政治上的紧张状况
2.
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~ (between A and B)
矛盾;对立a situation in which the fact that there are different needs or interests causes difficulties
There is often a tension between the aims of the company and the wishes of the employees.
公司的目标和雇员的愿望之间经常存在矛盾。
3.
[u]
(情绪上的)紧张,烦躁a feeling of anxiety and stress that makes it impossible to relax
nervous tension
神经紧张
We laughed and that helped ease the tension .
我们笑了,因而紧张的情绪得以缓和下来。
4.
[u]
(作家或电影导演制造的)紧张气氛the feeling of fear and excitement that is created by a writer or a film/movie director
dramatic tension
扣人心弦的紧张气氛
As the movie progresses the tension builds.
随着电影剧情的发展,气氛越来越紧张。
5.
[u]
拉伸;张力;拉紧状态;绷紧程度the state of being stretched tight; the extent to which sth is stretched tight
muscular tension
肌肉绷紧
Adjust the string tension of your tennis racket to suit your style of playing.
调节网球拍的网张力,以配合你的打法。
v.
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~ sth
(使金属线、帆等)拉紧,绷紧to make a wire, sail, etc. tight and stretched

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