Scrabble word: STRAIN


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Definitions of STRAIN in dictionaries:

    • noun - (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
    • noun - difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    • noun - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    • noun - (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
    • noun - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    • noun - injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse)
    • noun - the general meaning or substance of an utterance
    • noun - an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    • noun - an intense or violent exertion
    • noun - the act of singing
    • verb - to exert much effort or energy
    • verb - test the limits of
    • verb - use to the utmost
    • verb - separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    • verb - cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
    • verb - become stretched or tense or taut
    • verb - remove by passing through a filter
    • verb - rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
    • verb - alter the shape of (something) by stress
    • To pull, draw, or stretch tight: strained the sheets over the bed.
    • To exert or tax to the utmost: straining our ears to hear.
    • To injure or impair by overuse or overexertion; wrench: strain a muscle.
    • To stretch or force beyond the proper or legitimate limit: strain a point.
    • To alter (the relations between the parts of a structure or shape) by applying an external force; deform.
    • To pass (gravy, for example) through a filtering agent such as a strainer.
    • To draw off or remove by filtration: strained the pulp from the juice.
    • To embrace or clasp tightly; hug.
    • To make violent or steady efforts; strive hard: straining to reach the finish line.
    • To be or become wrenched or twisted.
    • To be subjected to great stress.
    • To pull forcibly or violently: The dog strained at its leash.
    • To stretch or exert one’s muscles or nerves to the utmost.
    • To filter, trickle, or ooze.
    • To be extremely hesitant; balk: a mule that strained at the lead.
    • The act of straining.
    • The state of being strained.
    • Extreme or laborious effort, exertion, or work.
    • A great or excessive pressure, demand, or stress on one’s body, mind, or resources: the strain of managing both a family and a career.
    • A wrench, twist, or other physical injury resulting from excessive tension, effort, or use.
    • A deformation produced by stress.
    • An exceptional degree or pitch: a strain of zealous idealism.
    • The collective descendants of a common ancestor; a race, stock, line, or breed.
    • Any of the various lines of ancestry united in an individual or a family; ancestry or lineage.
    • A group of organisms of the same species, having distinctive characteristics but not usually considered a separate breed or variety: a superior strain of wheat; a smooth strain of bacteria.
    • An artificial variety of a domestic animal or cultivated plant.
    • A kind or sort: imaginings of a morbid strain.
    • An inborn or inherited tendency or character.
    • A streak; a trace.
    • The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior: spoke in a passionate strain.
    • A prevailing quality, as of attitude or behavior.
    • A passage of expression; a tune or an air: melodic strains of the violin.
    • A passage of poetic and especially lyrical expression.
    • An outburst or a flow of eloquent or impassioned language.
    • verb - to exert to the utmost


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