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Synonyms for straining
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  1. strain, strainingnoun

    an intense or violent exertion

    Synonyms:
    tune, melody, form, pains, striving, melodic line, stress, breed, tenor, twisting, torture, var., air, variant, distortion, overrefinement, line, strain, stock, nisus, nervous strain, melodic phrase, mental strain, song

    Antonyms:
    effortless

  2. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twistingadjective

    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    Synonyms:
    overrefinement, strain, torturing, spin, twist, optical aberration, twisting, aberration, whirl, twirl, distortion, deformation, agony, torture, distorted shape, anguish, torment

    Antonyms:
    effortless

  3. arduous, straining, strenuousadjective

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

    Synonyms:
    toilsome, heavy, strenuous, laborious, punishing, hard, operose, arduous, grueling, backbreaking, gruelling

    Antonyms:
    effortless

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  1. List of paraphrases for "straining":

    exhausting, sieving

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  1. Zara Amatuni:

    We are seeing a lot of civilian injuries, including children and the use of heavy explosive weaponry, people are moving into shelters and basements, which do not have proper sanitary conditions, and we are observing problems with the onset of winter. Hospitals and schools have been damaged by artillery fire, and the threat of COVID is straining the healthcare system even more.

  2. Steve McMichael:

    I know what it feels like to go in the weight room and do a set of three with 725 pounds on the squat rack, now? When I get up and try to move? It feels like I’m doing 1,000 (expletive) pounds. And it’s just exhausting straining that hard.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    All our regulators need to get in the game, crypto mining firms are polluting communities, they’re straining power grids, and they’re driving up utility costs in communities from Texas to New York.

  4. Elizabeth Warren:

    Crypto mining firms are polluting communities, they’re straining power grids, and they’re driving up utility costs in communities from Texas to New York.

  5. Trey Gowdy:

    I don’t like bias. I don’t like political bias and this was an incredibly politically charged case as was, and is, the Russia investigation, so politics and political bias is even more important in a case like this. I don’t know why the left is straining to minimize the manifest bias that was exhibited by these agents. I just don’t get it.


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