strain

Part of speech:

To make violent efforts.

Part of speech: noun

A melody; tune.

Part of speech: verb

To exert to the utmost.

Part of speech: verb

To cause a strain in.

Part of speech: verb

To constrain.

Part of speech: verb

To purify by the use of a strainer.

Part of speech: verb

To percolate; filter.

Part of speech: verb

To become wrenched or twisted.

Part of speech: noun

Strainer.

Part of speech: noun

A violent effort or exertion.

Part of speech: noun

The injury due to excessive tension or effort.

Part of speech: noun

Prevailing tone.

Part of speech: noun

Line of descent; race; stock.

Part of speech: noun

Natural tendency.

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Usage examples "strain":

  1. " I am an old soldier," said one of their officers, " and I hate to be a prisoner, but human nature cannot stand the strain of such bombardments." - "From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917", Philip Gibbs.
  2. For there was a positive note in Jared that responded to the positive strain within himself. - "Under the Skylights", Henry Blake Fuller.
  3. The look of strain had gone if it was ever there. - "The Turnstile", A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason.