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Noun
A collection of sounds that are harmonized and organized in time or beats
Noun
Plural for an injury to a part of the body
“A muscle strain occurs from overexertion and may result in a stretch or tear of the muscle fibers.”
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Plural for a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree
“Electronic equipment must be designed to withstand the physical strain of centrifugal force.”
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Plural for a state of mental tension or anxiety
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“The vast majority are well adapted to civil life but capable only to a limited degree of enduring the strain of warfare.”
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Plural for a particular breed, stock, or variety of something
“A given strain of the organism is not good or poor in an absolute sense, but only relative to the other factors which affect the relationship.”
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Plural for a person's ancestry or line of descent
“He is of a noble strain, of approved valor.”
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Plural for a particular type, class or breed
“This strain of dog was eventually bred with a terrier to make what is known as the Pit bull Terrier.”
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Plural for a particular tendency as part of a person's character
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“The locals return the affection with an unexpected strain of patriotism and traditionalism.”
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Plural for a particular style or manner (of doing or being something)
“His tiresome comic routine continued in the same strain for over an hour.”
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Plural for a state of fatigue or tiredness
“He crashed into his bed, hoping a good night's sleep would ease the strain of a hard day's work.”
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Plural for a small amount of something
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“There is a strain of sadness in this account because it is suffused with nostalgia for a time when this really was a kinder, gentler nation.”
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Plural for the sound of a piece of music
“To the front came the cowgirls, riding to the strain of martial music.”
Noun
Plural for a feeling of worry or anxiety
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Plural for a heavy burden of responsibility or obligation
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Plural for a person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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Plural for physical or mental effort applied in pursuit of an objective
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Noun
Plural for the state of being in mental or emotional pain
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Plural for the state or condition of being difficult
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Plural for a consanguineous or family relationship through parentage or descent
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Plural for a religious song or poem of praise
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Plural for a group of persons associated with a nation, class, or ethnic group
Noun
Plural for the consequences or negative results of a thing or event
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Plural for a strained political or social state
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Plural for a physical injury
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Plural for the unpleasant sensation arising from an ache or pain
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Plural for an act of straining substances through an opening
Noun
Plural for an intense concentration of force or power
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Plural for an element that forms part of a complex whole
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Plural for a group of organisms, normally a subdivision of a species, that is adapted to a specific environment
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Plural for a painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body
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Plural for an act of pulling something
Verb
To make demands, or prove to be testing on
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“Even so, if either Calais or Boulogne were in danger, the Queen would strain herself to send them such help as the times would permit.”
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To make an unusually great effort
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“She was, unfortunately, nearsighted and had to strain to see the blackboard.”
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To pass (something) through a sieve or filter
Strain the mixture through a fine-meshed sieve and discard the solids.”
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To ooze, or pass slowly through pores or other small openings
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“The karstic area also enables water to strain through the cracks of the rocks.”
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To injure (a limb, muscle, or organ) by overexerting it
“But alas, in practice they are usually so huge that you inevitably strain a minor muscle or two moving your arm to look at the data.”
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To pull or push forcibly at something
“Stryker continued to strain at the chain, growling and barking in a rage.”
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To clasp (someone or each other) in the arms
“She opened her arms as if to seize him and strain him to her breast with wild angry passion.”
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To cause mental distress to
“My heart was beating fast, and the anxiety would strain me for the rest of the day.”
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To subject to aggressive pressure or harassment
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To move past someone or something with force
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To give a false or misleading account of the nature of
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To make (or become) tight or taut
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To overexert oneself
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To use, empty or drain completely
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To stretch out an arm in a specified direction in order to touch or grasp something
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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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To work (oneself) overly hard
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To greatly emphasize a point or issue
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To exert for the sake of training, especially in fields requiring toughness or discipline
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To grab or squeeze with a twisting motion
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To exceed or cross a given limit
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To struggle for breath
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