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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An intense or violent exertion; The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean adj. - Taxing to the utmost.

Usage examples (39)
  • His final, straining burst of speed
  • If you call straining a man's throat until he's hoarse, hailing, I believe I did.
  • Most of the recruits clutch duffel bags to their chests, straining from the effort.
  • You will agree with me that, without straining the text, the English word STRA and the for more
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