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Definitions of teso

teso (ˈteso) 

, ‑a

Translations

past participle of verb

  1. of tendere

adjective

    1. (corda) taut, tight
    2. (nervi, volto) tense
    3. (rapporti) strained
    4. (braccia) outstretched

    è molto teso in questi giorni he's very tense these days

    con la mano tesa with outstretched hand

    stava lì con le orecchie tese he was all ears

    essere teso come una corda di violino to be very tense

tendere (ˈtɛndere)   (irregular)

Translations

transitive verb

  1. (mettere in tensione)
    1. (corda) to tighten, pull tight
    2. (elastico, muscoli) to stretch
    3. (tessuto) to stretch, pull o draw tight

    hanno teso una corda tra due alberi they stretched a rope between two trees

    tendere una trappola a qn to set a trap for sb

  2. (sporgere)
    1. (collo) to crane
    2. (mano) to hold out
    3. (braccio) to stretch out

    tendere la mano to hold out one's hand (figurative)

    1. (chiedere l'elemosina) to beg
    2. (aiutare) to lend a helping hand

    tendere gli orecchi (figurative) to prick up one's ears

intransitive verb (auxiliary verb: avere)

  1. : tendere a qc/a fare qc (aver la tendenza) to tend towards sth/to do sth (mirare a) to aim at sth/to do sth

    tende ad ingrassare she tends to put on weight

    tutti i nostri sforzi sono tesi a... all our efforts are geared towards ...

    tende al pessimismo he tends to be pessimistic

    tendere a sinistra (politics) to have left-wing tendencies

    la situazione tende a migliorare the situation is improving

    il tempo tende al bello the weather is improving

    un blu che tende al verde a greenish blue

'teso' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: مَشْدود
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tenso tensa
  • Chinese: 紧张的
  • Croatian: usiljen
  • Czech: nepřirozenýchování
  • Danish: anspændt
  • Dutch: gespannen
  • European Spanish: tenso tensacrispado
  • Finnish: väkinäinen
  • French: tendu
  • German: angespanntnervös
  • Greek: καταπονημένος καταπονημένη
  • Italian: teso tesa
  • Japanese: 不自然な
  • Korean: 강요된
  • Norwegian: anstrengt
  • Polish: napięty napiętazestresowany
  • Portuguese: tenso tensa
  • Romanian: forțat forțat, forțată, forțați, forțate
  • Russian: растянутый растянутая
  • Spanish: tenso tensaansioso
  • Swedish: ansträngd ansträngt
  • Thai: ตึงเครียด
  • Turkish: zorlama
  • Ukrainian: напружений
  • Vietnamese: gượng ép
  • Arabic: مُتَوَتِّر
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tenso tensa
  • Chinese: 紧张的
  • Croatian: napet napeta
  • Czech: napjatý
  • Danish: anspændt
  • Dutch: gespannen
  • European Spanish: tenso tensatirante
  • Finnish: kireä
  • French: tendu
  • German: angespanntnervös
  • Greek: τεντωμένος τεντωμένη
  • Italian: teso tesa
  • Japanese: 緊張した
  • Korean: 긴장한
  • Norwegian: anspent
  • Polish: napięty napiętazaniepokojony
  • Portuguese: tenso tensa
  • Romanian: încordat încordat, încordată, încordați, încordate
  • Russian: натянутый натянутая
  • Spanish: tenso tensanervioso
  • Swedish: spänd spänt
  • Thai: เคร่งเครียด
  • Turkish: gerginhuzursuz
  • Ukrainian: напружений
  • Vietnamese: căng thẳng
  • Arabic: عَصَبِيُّ الـمِزَاج
  • Brazilian Portuguese: nervoso nervosa
  • Chinese: 紧张不安的
  • Croatian: napet napeta
  • Czech: podrážděný
  • Danish: anspændt
  • Dutch: zenuwachtig
  • European Spanish: tenso tensanervioso
  • Finnish: kireäjännittynyt
  • French: coincémoralement
  • German: verkrampft
  • Greek: εκνευρισμένος εκνευρισμένη
  • Italian: teso tesa
  • Japanese: 緊張しきった
  • Korean: 긴장한
  • Norwegian: anspent
  • Polish: spięty spięta
  • Portuguese: nervoso nervosa
  • Romanian: crispat crispată, crispați, crispate
  • Russian: встревоженный встревоженная
  • Spanish: tenso tensanervioso
  • Swedish: spänd spänt
  • Thai: ตึงเครียด
  • Turkish: gerginsinirleri yay gibi
  • Ukrainian: напружений
  • Vietnamese: căng thẳng
  • Brazilian Portuguese: carregado
  • Chinese: 激动的激动動的
  • European Spanish: cargado cargada
  • French: tendu tendue
  • German: geladen
  • Italian: teso tesa
  • Japanese: 感情に満ちた
  • Korean: 강렬한
  • Portuguese: carregado carregada
  • Spanish: cargado cargada
  • Brazilian Portuguese: esticado
  • Chinese: 紧绷的紧緊绷繃的
  • European Spanish: tenso tensa
  • French: tendu tendue
  • German: straff
  • Italian: teso tesa
  • Japanese: ピンと張られた
  • Korean: 팽팽한
  • Portuguese: esticado esticada
  • Spanish: tenso tensa

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