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