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Strain Meaning in English

Strain Meaning in English:


  1. an injury to a muscle or similar soft part of the body caused by using that part too much.
  2. a force or influence that stretches, pulls, or puts pressure on something, sometimes causing damage.
  3. inherited or inherent character, quality, or disposition
  4. the sound of music being played or performed

Strain Synonym:

ancestry, birth, blood, bloodline, breeding, descent, extraction, family tree, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock, air, lay, melody, song, tune, warble, little, mite, nip, ounce, particle, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen, snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, sort, species, stripe, type, variety


issue, posterity, progeny, seed, comfort, consolation

Usage of Strain

  1. As you get older, excess weight puts a lot of strain on the heart.
  2. The hurricane put such a strain on the bridge that it collapsed.
  3. Their constant arguments were putting a strain on their marriage.
  4. Jogging puts a lot of strain on the knees.
  5. His muscles knotted with the strain.
  6. The strain must have been enormous but she bore it well.
  7. I could hear the strains of Mozart in the background.


  1. to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure
  2. to pass through a filter
  3. to separate solid pieces from a liquid by pouring it through a utensil with small holes at the bottom of it or through a cloth
  4. to cause anxiety or problems
  5. to devote serious and sustained effort
  6. to flow forth slowly through small openings
  7. to subject (a personal quality or faculty) to often excessive stress

Strain Synonym:

pull, rack, stretch, endeavor, fag, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, plod, plow, plug, wrench, filter, screen, bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, slave, slog, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, work, bleed, exude, ooze, percolate, seep, sweat, transude, weep, stretch, tax, test, try, stretch, tauten, tense, tighten


loosen, slack, slacken, flood, gush, pour, stream, surge

Usage of Strain

  1. the whole department is straining to complete the project before the deadline
  2. better strain that coffee thoroughly to get all the grounds out
  3. in order to lift something heavy, squat down and lift with your legs, or you’ll strain your back
  4. I strained a muscle in my back playing squash.
  5. I’ve put on such a lot of weight recently – this dress is straining at the seams.
  6. Don’t watch TV in the dark – you’ll strain your eyes!
  7. put the cooked fruit in a cheesecloth bag and let the juice strain into a pan
  8. strained her memory but the name just wouldn’t come to her

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