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Noun
A collection of sounds that are harmonized and organized in time or beats
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Plural for an injury to a part of the body
“A muscle strain occurs from overexertion and may result in a stretch or tear of the muscle fibers.”
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Plural for a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree
“Electronic equipment must be designed to withstand the physical strain of centrifugal force.”
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Plural for a state of mental tension or anxiety
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“The vast majority are well adapted to civil life but capable only to a limited degree of enduring the strain of warfare.”
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Plural for a particular breed, stock, or variety of something
“A given strain of the organism is not good or poor in an absolute sense, but only relative to the other factors which affect the relationship.”
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Plural for a person's ancestry or line of descent
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“He is of a noble strain, of approved valor.”
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Plural for a particular tendency as part of a person's character
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“The locals return the affection with an unexpected strain of patriotism and traditionalism.”
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Plural for a particular style or manner (of doing or being something)
“His tiresome comic routine continued in the same strain for over an hour.”
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Plural for a state of fatigue or tiredness
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“He crashed into his bed, hoping a good night's sleep would ease the strain of a hard day's work.”
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Plural for a small amount of something
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“There is a strain of sadness in this account because it is suffused with nostalgia for a time when this really was a kinder, gentler nation.”
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Plural for the sound of a piece of music
“To the front came the cowgirls, riding to the strain of martial music.”
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Plural for a feeling of worry or anxiety
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Plural for a person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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Plural for something regarded as a load or burden, typically figuratively
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Plural for the state of being in mental or emotional pain
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Plural for physical or mental effort
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Plural for the state or condition of being difficult
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Plural for a consanguineous or family relationship through parentage or descent
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Plural for a group of persons associated with a nation, class, or ethnic group
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Plural for the consequences or negative results of a thing or event
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Plural for a strained political or social state
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Plural for a physical injury
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Plural for the act by which one strains
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Plural for the unpleasant sensation arising from an ache or pain
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Plural for a theme or characteristic running throughout a situation or piece of writing
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Plural for possession of a similar meaning through paraphrasing
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Plural for an element that forms part of a complex whole
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Plural for vehemence
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Plural for the grip of a tyre on a road or a wheel on a rail
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Plural for a painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body
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Plural for the general mood, character or attitude of something or someone
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Plural for an act of pulling something
Verb
To make demands, or prove to be testing on
“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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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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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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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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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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To pull or push forcibly at something
“Stryker continued to strain at the chain, growling and barking in a rage.”
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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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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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To move past someone or something with force
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To draw or make tight or taut
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To make (or become) tight or taut
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To overexert oneself
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To cause concern or anxiety
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To use, empty or drain completely
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To load, or be loaded, heavily with
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Give a false or misleading account of the nature of
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To stretch out an arm in a specified direction in order to touch or grasp something
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To hear with attention, obedience, or compliance
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To work (oneself) overly hard
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To greatly emphasize a point or issue
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To exert for the sake of training, especially in fields requiring toughness or discipline
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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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To remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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To exceed or cross a given limit
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To struggle for breath
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