- force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort；make an unusually great effort
- a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree；an injury to a part of the body caused by overexertion
verb: strain, 3rd person present: strains, gerund or present participle: straining, past tense: strained, past participle: strained
noun: strain, plural noun: strains
- 1. force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound
- ▪ make an unusually great effort his voice was so quiet that I had to strain to hear it 同義詞
- ▪ injure (a limb, muscle, or organ) by overexerting it on cold days you are more likely to strain a muscle glare from the screen can strain your eyes 同義詞
- ▪ make severe or excessive demands on he strained her tolerance to the limit 同義詞
- ▪ pull or push forcibly at something the bear strained at the chain around its neck his stomach was swollen, straining against the thin shirt 同義詞
- ▪ stretch (something) tightly the barbed wire fence was strained to posts six feet high
- ▪ archaic embrace (someone) tightly she strained the infant to her bosom again
- 2. pour (a mainly liquid substance) through a porous or perforated device or material in order to separate out any solid matter strain the custard into a bowl
- ▪ cause liquid to drain off (food which has been boiled, soaked, or canned) by using a porous or perforated device she turned to the sink to strain the noodles 同義詞
- ▪ drain (liquid) off food by using a porous or perforated device strain off the surplus fat 同義詞
- 1. a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree the usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine aluminium may bend under strain 同義詞
- ▪ an injury to a part of the body caused by overexertion he has a slight groin strain 同義詞
- ▪ the magnitude of a deformation, equal to the change in the dimension of a deformed object divided by its original dimension.
- 2. a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something the accusations put a strain on relations between the two countries she's under considerable strain 同義詞
- ▪ a state of tension or exhaustion resulting from severe demands on one's strength or resources the telltale signs of nervous strain 同義詞 反義詞
- 3. the sound of a piece of music the distant strains of the brass band grew louder 同義詞
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