strain

Noun
  • (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces (synset 111535758)
  • Difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension (synset 114433493)
  • A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence (synset 107041860)
  • (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress (synset 114399295)
  • A special variety of domesticated animals within a species (synset 108118376)
  • (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups (synset 108128123)
  • Injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse)
    Results in swelling and pain (synset 114321604)
  • The general meaning or substance of an utterance (synset 105931082)
  • An effortful attempt to attain a goal (synset 100790427)
  • An intense or violent exertion (synset 100625793)
  • The act of singing (synset 100547426)
Verb
  • To exert much effort or energy (synset 201148517)
  • Test the limits of (synset 201802463)
  • Use to the utmost
    Exert vigorously or to full capacity (synset 201167895)
  • Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements (synset 201462658)
  • Cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious (synset 200025196)
  • Become stretched or tense or taut (synset 201575559)
  • Remove by passing through a filter (synset 201461293)
  • Rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender (synset 201253038)
  • Alter the shape of (something) by stress (synset 200477675)

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