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Physical TightnessPlay
Understand 'tension' refers to the literal tightness of objects, like ropes or muscles. SlideThe bridge's cables were under great tension.
LampPro Tip 2/2
Expressing PressurePlay
'Tension' can describe the pressure you feel, for example, in a cramped space. SlideThere is a lot of tension inside an overcrowded elevator.