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1. strain (noun)
the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
Also known as: song
2. strain (noun)
an intense or violent exertion
Also known as: straining
3. strain (noun)
an effortful attempt to attain a goal
4. strain (noun)
a lineage or race of people
Also known as: breed
5. strain (noun)
pervading note of an utterance; "I could follow the general tenor of his argument"
Also known as: tenor
6. strain (noun)
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
7. strain (noun)
a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
8. strain (noun)
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
biology / biological science
9. strain (noun)
(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
physics / physical science / natural philosophy
10. strain (noun)
injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
11. strain (noun)
(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; "his responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
psychology / psychological science
12. strain (noun)
difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "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
Also known as: stress
13. strain (verb)
make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
14. strain (verb)
alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
15. strain (verb)
to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
16. strain (verb)
use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don''t strain your mind too much"
Also known as: extend
17. strain (verb)
rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
Also known as: puree
cooking / cookery / preparation
18. strain (verb)
remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the impurities"
19. strain (verb)
separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
20. strain (verb)
stretch or force to the limit; "strain the rope"
Also known as: tense
21. strain (verb)
test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"