Synonyms for (verb) tense up

Synonyms: strain, tense, tense up

Definition: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

Usage: he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

Similar words: affect

Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon

Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate


Synonyms: tense, tense up

Definition: become tense, nervous, or uneasy

Usage: He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election