Another word for strain


strain, tenor - the general meaning or substance of an utterance

Example:- although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument

song, strain - the act of singing

Example:- with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates

strain - injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

strain, stress - difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension

Example:- she endured the stresses and strains of life

strain, straining - an intense or violent exertion

nisus, pains, strain, striving - an effortful attempt to attain a goal

air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

Example:- she was humming an air from Beethoven

breed, stock, strain - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

Example:- he experimented on a particular breed of white rats

mental strain, nervous strain, strain - (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress

Example:- his responsibilities were a constant strain

strain - (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

form, strain, var., variant - (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

Example:- a new strain of microorganisms


extend, strain - use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity

Example:- He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro

reach, strain, strive - to exert much effort or energy

Example:- straining our ears to hear

strain, stress, try - test the limits of

Example:- You are trying my patience!

sieve, sift, strain - separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

Example:- sift the flour

puree, strain - rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender

Example:- puree the vegetables for the baby

filter, filter out, filtrate, separate out, strain - remove by passing through a filter

Example:- filter out the impurities

strain, tense, tense up - cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious

Example:- he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

strain, tense - become stretched or tense or taut

Example:- the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;

deform, distort, strain - alter the shape of (something) by stress

Example:- His body was deformed by leprosy

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Source : WordNet