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  1. overstrain

    • IPA[ˌōvərˈstrān]

    美式

    • v.
      subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities
    • n.
      the action or result of subjecting someone or something to overstrain
    • noun: overstrain

    • verb: overstrain, 3rd person present: overstrains, gerund or present participle: overstraining, past tense: overstrained, past participle: overstrained

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities there was a risk he might overstrain his heart

    名詞

    • 1. the action or result of subjecting someone or something to overstrain overstrain had brought on tuberculosis
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    • IPA[əʊvəˈstreɪn]

    英式

    • v.
      subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities: there was a risk he might overstrain his heart
    • n.
      the action or result of overstraining: overstrain had brought on tuberculosis

    Oxford Dictionary