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high tension

[′hī ¦ten·chən]
(electricity)
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These glass cases are covered with a case of steel, and weighted with a pellet of lead; they are real Leyden bottles, into which the electricity is forced to a very high tension.
The move comes amid high tensions between Moscow and Washington over the Ukraine crisis.
Details of the violence in Simferopol were sketchy, but the outburst underlined the high tensions over Crimea's weekend vote to split from Ukraine and join Russia.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, who many say has been increasing already high tensions in society in the hope of boosting his Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) popularity ahead of the March 30 local polls, has found a new excuse for his campaign of provocation.
And on March 14, Erdoy-an added fuel to already high tensions by suggesting that Berkin was a member of a terrorist organization and covered his face with a scarf during the Gezi Park protests of last summer.
MANAMA (TAP) - Security forces in Bahrain clashed Thursday with anti-government protesters in street battles that left at least one boy, 16-year-old Hussein Al-Jaziri, dead amid high tensions on the second anniversary of the uprising in the Gulf nation, activists said.
Summary: The southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh saw high tensions Tuesday as an unknown assailant opened fire at two supporters of the Palestinian Fatah group, the National News Agency (NNA) said.
interests section at the Belgian embassy in Tripoli in the first official presence since the American embassy was closed and its staff pulled out amid high tensions in 1980.
He added that close quarters mean high tensions and the resultant fighting over petty issues.
And he wants the marching season voluntarily suspended due to the high tensions.
The scientist's killing heightened already high tensions with the West over Iran's suspect nuclear programme, but a defiant Ahmadinejad flashed the victory sign several times after landing in Havana.
The investigation was one of several factors that aggravated already high tensions over the city of Burbank's attempts to block expansion plans because of complaints from residents about jet noise.

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