Results for strain

Definitions of strain:

part of speech: noun

The act of straining: a violent effort: an injury inflicted by straining: a note, sound, or song.

part of speech: verb transitive

To draw out with force; stretch; as, to strain a rope; put to its utmost strength; as, to strain every muscle; injure by overtaxing; as, to strain one's back; make uneasy or unnatural; force; as, to strain a welcome; embrace; as, she strained the child to her breast; filter; as, to strain coffee.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To make violent efforts; pass through tiny holes; be filtered.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To make violent efforts: to pass through a filter.

part of speech: noun

Race: stock: generation: descent.

part of speech: noun

A violent effort; an injury by excessive exertion; the force exerted on a substance tending to cause it to rupture or break; continued manner of speaking or writing; a song; part of a tune or musical composition; manner of speech or action; tendency.

part of speech: noun

Stock; race; line of descent; inborn disposition; a trace or streak; as, a strain of madness; tune or melody; a poem or verse; tone or manner of speech or thought; as, to write or speak in a lofty strain; extreme stretching; a violent effort; injury due to overwork; as, nerve strain; a sprain.

part of speech: verb transitive

To stretch tight: to draw with force: to exert to the utmost: to injure by overtasking: to make tight: to constrain, make uneasy or unnatural: to filter.

part of speech: verb

To extend with great effort; to injure or weaken by stretching or overtasking; to put to the utmost strength; to make strait or tense; to make violent efforts; to press or squeeze, as in an embrace; to purify by passing through a filter or some porous substance; to filter.

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