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tense up

  • v  become tense, nervous, or uneasy
  • v  cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
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  • Reppenhagen: A veteran fights for public lands
    When I got back home after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, I found I needed time to reintegrate into civilian life again, time to settle into someone who didn’t flinch at loud noises or tense up for action.
    Jan. 22, 2014 - Summit Daily News

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