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Noun
The act by which one strains
Noun
The state of being stretched tight
Noun
The process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance
Adjective
Final, as a last resort
Adjective
Extending a part of the body
Adjective
Anxious and eager, especially to begin something
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Verb
Present participle for to (excessively) exert for a particular task, purpose or goal
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“Even so, if either Calais or Boulogne were in danger, the Queen would strain herself to send them such help as the times would permit.”
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Present participle for to make an unusually great effort
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“She was, unfortunately, nearsighted and had to strain to see the blackboard.”
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Present participle for to make excessive demands on
“It became evident at an early stage that the stricter car emission requirements would strain the availability of rhodium.”
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Present participle for to pull or elongate a stretchable object
“It feels like two and a half hours spent watching someone see how far they can strain an elastic band without breaking it.”
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Present participle for to pass (something) through a sieve or filter
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Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed sieve and discard the solids.”
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Present participle for to ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
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“The karstic area also enables water to strain through the cracks of the rocks.”
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Present participle for to injure (a limb, muscle, or organ) by overexerting it
“But alas, in practice they are usually so huge that you inevitably strain a minor muscle or two moving your arm to look at the data.”
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Present participle for to pull or push forcibly at something
“Stryker continued to strain at the chain, growling and barking in a rage.”
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Present participle for to clasp (someone or each other) in the arms
“She opened her arms as if to seize him and strain him to her breast with wild angry passion.”
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Present participle for to cause mental distress to
“My heart was beating fast, and the anxiety would strain me for the rest of the day.”
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Present participle for to move past someone or something with force
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Present participle for to draw or make tight or taut
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Present participle for to overexert oneself
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Present participle for to cause concern or anxiety
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Present participle for to use, empty or drain completely
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Present participle for give a false or misleading account of the nature of
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Present participle for to stretch out an arm in a specified direction in order to touch or grasp something
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Present participle for to hear with attention, obedience, or compliance
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Present participle for to work (oneself) overly hard
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Present participle for to greatly emphasize a point or issue
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Present participle for to exert for the sake of training, especially in fields requiring toughness or discipline
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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Present participle for to exceed or cross a given limit
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Present participle for to struggle for breath
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