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The Clue

Became jittery (6 letter answer)

The Answer




The answer TENSED is uncommon, appearing about once every 500 puzzles.

Related Clues

Became anxious
Became edgy
Became strained
Got nervous
Got tight
Got uptight
Grew nervous
Made taut
Prepared for a blow
Prepared for a wallop
Pulled tight
Showed anxiety
Tightened up
Made tight, as muscles
Showed nervous strain


TENSE as a verb:

1. (strain, tense) = become stretched or tense or taught; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
2. increase the tension on; "alternately relax and tense your calf muscle"; "tense the rope manually before tensing the spring"
3. (tense, tense up) = become tense, nervous, or uneasy; "He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room"
4. (tense, strain, tense up) = cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"

TENSED as an adjective:

1. having inflections to indicate tense