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Definitions for strain

  • verb - cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
  • verb - alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
  • noun - the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
  • noun - an intense or violent exertion
  • noun - an effortful attempt to attain a goal
  • verb - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
  • verb - use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
  • verb - rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
  • verb - remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities"
  • verb - separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  • verb - become stretched or tense or taut; "the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
  • verb - test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
  • noun - the general meaning or substance of an utterance; "although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument"
  • noun - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
  • noun - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
  • noun - (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
  • noun - (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun - injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
  • noun - (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; "his responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
  • noun - difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson
  • Pronounciation of strain

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    Synonyms for strain

    striving tune line form nervous strain nisus melody melodic phrase variant song pains air breed var. straining tenor melodic line stock mental strain deform reach filtrate sieve distort extend separate out try tense puree filter out stress tense up strive filter sift

    Antonyms for strain

    unstrain

    Holonyms for strain

    species

    Hyponyms for strain

    jihad drift tucket leitmotif theme part tension carol jehad purport glissando theme song melodic theme voice tenseness lullaby flourish roulade signature musical theme bloodstock stress cradlesong fanfare leitmotiv signature tune idea pedigree jaundice overexert oneself inconvenience oneself task screen trouble oneself overstrain rice winnow stretch extend oneself trouble overextend resift fan extend kill oneself bother tax riddle rack

    Hypernyms for strain

    exertion endeavor animal group taxon harm difficulty vocal music travail endeavour meaning variety deformation trauma effort sweat try substance taxonomic group injury nervousness elbow grease attempt music taxonomic category hurt nerves form labor use employ afflict labour utilize rub affect push utilise separate shape tug drive apply tighten

    Meronyms for strain

    No meronyms found for strain.