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Today we are going to learn the word strain.
Translations of strain in different languages:
I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound.
His voice was so quiet that I had to strain to hear it.
3. [v.] injure (a limb, muscle, or organ) by overexerting it
On cold days you are more likely to strain a muscle.
4. [v.] stretch (something) tightly
I’ve put on such a lot of weight recently – this dress is straining at the seams.
5. [v.] cause too much of something to be used, especially money
Increases in wholesale oil prices have strained the company’s finances.
6. [v.] pour (a mainly liquid substance) through a porous or perforated device or material in order to separate out any solid matter
strain the custard into a bowl
She turned to the sink to strain the noodles.
The usual type of chair puts an enormous strain on the spine.
a slight groin strain
I could hear the strains of Mozart in the background.
There’s a strain of Victorian rectitude in him.
Scientists have discovered a new strain of the virus which is much more dangerous.