Synonyms of strain in English

: strain1strain2

strain1


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verb

1‘take care that you don't strain yourself’

SYNONYMS

overtax, overwork, overburden, overextend, overreach, overtask, make too many demands on, run oneself into the ground, work oneself into the ground, exert excessively, drive too far, exert to the limit, push to the limit

exhaust, wear out, fatigue, tire, tax

overdo it, work too hard

informal knacker, knock oneself out

2‘on cold days you are more likely to strain a muscle’

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injure, hurt, damage, impair

pull, wrench, tear, twist, sprain, rick, crick

3‘we strained to haul the guns up an almost perpendicular slope’

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struggle, labour, toil, make a supreme effort, make every effort, spare no effort, strain every nerve, try very hard, strive, break one's back, drive oneself to the limit, push oneself to the limit, do one's best

informal pull out all the stops, go all out, give it one's all, bend over backwards, lean over backwards, give it one's best shot, bust a gut, break one's neck, do one's damnedest, kill oneself

Australian informal go for the doctor

4‘the rapid population growth is straining the supply of usable water’

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make severe demands on, make excessive demands on, overtax, be too much for

exceed the limits of, drain, sap, use up, exceed the range of, exceed the scope of, overstep

test, tax, put a strain on, fray

5‘the bear strained at the chain around its neck’

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pull, tug, heave, haul, jerk

push

informal yank

6‘strain the mixture to remove the seeds’

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sieve, sift, filter, screen, riddle, separate

percolate

leach

rare filtrate, griddle


noun

1‘the rope snapped under the strain’

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tension, tightness, tautness, shear, distension

rare tensity

2‘a severe stomach muscle strain’

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injury

sprain, wrench, twist, rick

3‘the overwhelming strain of her job’

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pressure, demands, burdens, exertions

stress, tension

informal hassle

4‘Melissa was showing signs of strain’

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stress, tension, nervous tension, anxiety

exhaustion, fatigue, tiredness, weariness, pressure of work, overwork, duress

ANTONYMS

relaxation

5strains‘the soothing strains of Brahms's lullaby’

SYNONYMS

sound, music

melody, tune, air, song


Synonyms of strain in English

: strain1strain2

strain2


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noun

1‘a different strain of flu’

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variety, kind, type, sort

breed, genus

2‘Hawthorne was of Puritan strain’

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descent, ancestry, stock, origin, origins, parentage, pedigree, lineage, line, heritage, birth, extraction, derivation, background, family, blood, bloodline, genealogy, roots

rare filiation, stirps

3‘there was a strain of insanity on her mother's side of the family’

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tendency to, susceptibility to, propensity to, proneness to, proclivity to, inclination to

trait, characteristic, disposition

4‘they have injected a strain of solemnity into a genre of film renowned for its irreverence’

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element, strand, streak, vein, note, trace, touch, dash, tinge, suggestion, hint, suspicion

soupçon

5‘he continued in the same strain for over an hour’

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tone, spirit, vein, tenor, temper

manner, way, style