adj.nervous; keyed-up; anxious; neurotic
I'm getting over my nervousness.
Don't be nervous!
It is very common to feel the jitters at one's first stage appearance.
adj.intense; tense; strained; hectic
Tensions are building up.
There is an intense negotiation going on here.
The football match is entering a decisive stage.
adj.in short supply; tight
The goods are in short supply.
Company be short of funds.
Eggs have been in rather short supply.
be pressed for time
- "紧张" is often matched with measure word "阵".
one knot of tension