tensing

present participle of tense
as in tightening
to draw tight he tensed his muscles and attempted to lift the heavy appliance onto the truck

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“Tensing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tensing. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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