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Synonyms for strain

Synonyms for strain

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

the act, condition, or effect of exerting force on someone or something

an intermixture of a contrasting or unexpected quality, especially in a person's character

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a pleasing succession of musical tones forming a usually brief aesthetic unit

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(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

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(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse)

the general meaning or substance of an utterance

an effortful attempt to attain a goal

an intense or violent exertion

the act of singing

test the limits of

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separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

become stretched or tense or taut

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remove by passing through a filter

rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender

alter the shape of (something) by stress

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