(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
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
tune, melody, focus, pains, straining, melodic line, stress, tenseness, form, breed, tenor, tension, emphasis, var., air, variant, nisus, line, accent, stock, striving, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song
tune, melody, air, strain, melodic line, line, melodic phrase(noun)
a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
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strain, mental strain, nervous 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"
breed, strain, stock(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"
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form, variant, strain, var.(noun)
(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
"a new strain of microorganisms"
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injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
the general meaning or substance of an utterance
"although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument"
striving, nisus, pains, strain(noun)
an effortful attempt to attain a goal
an intense or violent exertion
tune, melody, form, pains, straining, striving, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, twisting, torture, var., air, variant, distortion, overrefinement, line, stock, nisus, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song
the act of singing
"with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
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strive, reach, strain(verb)
to exert much effort or energy
"straining our ears to hear"
touch, strive, progress to, try, hit, arrive at, pass on, attain, filter out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, get hold of, make, extend, get to, gain, give, distort, filter, separate out, achieve, endeavour, pass, deform, reach out, tense up, turn over, accomplish, contact, endeavor, tense, filtrate, stress, extend to, get through, hand
try, strain, stress(verb)
test the limits of
"You are trying my patience!"
punctuate, strive, tense up, deform, try, sample, essay, filter out, test, try out, sift, reach, sieve, puree, examine, extend, seek, try on, filter, accentuate, separate out, adjudicate, render, prove, emphasise, distort, judge, taste, filtrate, attempt, accent, tense, stress, hear, assay, emphasize
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"
strive, deform, try, widen, run, filter out, lead, continue, sift, reach, sieve, poke out, extend, protract, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, carry, go, separate out, stretch, stretch forth, pass, filter, reach out, distort, unfold, exsert, filtrate, gallop, expand, cover, prolong, tense, stress, tense up, hold out, broaden, puree
sift, sieve, strain(verb)
separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
"sift the flour"
tense, strain, tense up(verb)
cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
"he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
become stretched or tense or taut
"the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;" "the rope strained when the weight was attached"
filter, filtrate, strain, separate out, filter out(verb)
remove by passing through a filter
"filter out the impurities"
rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
"puree the vegetables for the baby"
deform, distort, strain(verb)
alter the shape of (something) by stress
"His body was deformed by leprosy"
turn, warp, try, stress, filter out, tense up, reach, wring, bend, tense, extend, color, twist, sift, separate out, filter, colour, falsify, puree, garble, strive, filtrate, deform, twine, tinge, contort, flex, sieve, change shape, change form, distort
English Synonyms and Antonyms
calm, calmness, cessation, ease, intermission, pause, peace, peacefulness, quiescence, quiet, quietness, quietude, recreation, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, stay, stillness, stop, tranquillity
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- colarCatalan, Valencian
- Stamm, ErregerstammGerman
- clase, tipo, tamizar, elongar, colar, trazas, tensiónSpanish
- siivilöidä, venäyttää, rasittaa, kuormittaa, kiristääFinnish
- race, variété, héréditéFrench
- sníomh, freangIrish
- sìolaidhScottish Gaelic
- carattere ereditario, colare, razza, passare, slogare, scolare, tendere, predisposizione, tirare, forzare, ceppo, disposizione, varietàItalian
- 당기다, 거르다, 켕기다Korean
- whakawhēnanau, tātari, riakaMāori
- zeven, aantrekken, aanspannen, scheiden, overstrekken, afscheiden, forcerenDutch
- штамм, род, порода, сортRussian
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