high-tension high-tension


  • (adj) subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage


  1. Michael Clayton is not an exercise in high-tension energy; you'll never confuse its eponymous protagonist with Jason Bourne.
  2. Sitting on high-tension wires is obviously for the birds.
  3. Frightened citizens have abandoned homes located close to high-tension wires; others have gone to court to keep the lines away.


  • Acushnet selectmen refuse option on open space land

    ACUSHNET — Selectmen on Monday waived their first-refusal option on the pending sale of land at 396 Main St., through which a high-tension power line runs. The vote was 2-1 after lengthy discussion.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times


  • "Our defence was good, our rebounding was better, it's really a high-tension situation. Players have come down to putting a lot on the line at this particular point. It's not about the coaching at that point. They've already got it in them. It's...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Phil Jackson Source: bettor.com (blog)

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