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Strain 1Definition: Race; stock; generation; descent; family.
Strain 2Definition: Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.
Strain 3Definition: Rank; a sort.
Strain 4Definition: To draw with force; to extend with great effort; to stretch; as, to strain a rope; to strain the
shrouds of a ship; to strain the
cords of a musical instrument.
Strain 5Definition: To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as
forces on a beam to bend it.
Strain 6Definition: To exert to the utmost; to ply
Strain 7Definition: To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in the matter of intent or meaning; as, to strain the law in order to convict an accused person.
Strain 8Definition: To injure by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force; as, the gale strained the
timbers of the ship.
Strain 9Definition: To injure in the
joints by causing to make too strong an effort; to harm by overexertion; to sprain; as, to strain a horse by overloading; to strain the wrist; to strain a muscle.
Strain 10Definition: To squeeze; to press closely.
Strain 11Definition: To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.
Strain 12Definition: To urge with importunity; to press; as, to strain a petition or invitation.
Strain 13Definition: To press, or cause to pass, through a strainer, as through a screen, a cloth, or some porous substance; to purify, or separate from extraneous or solid matter, by filtration; to filter; as, to strain milk through cloth.
Strain 14Definition: To make violent
Strain 15Definition: To percolate; to be filtered; as, water straining through a sandy soil.
Strain 16Definition: The act of straining, or the state of being strained.
Strain 17Definition: A change of form or
dimensions of a solid or liquid mass, produced by a stress.
Strain 18Definition: A portion of music divided off by a double bar; a complete musical period or sentence; a movement, or any rounded subdivision of a movement.
Strain 19Definition: Any sustained note or movement; a song; a distinct portion of an ode or other poem; also, the pervading note, or burden, of a song, poem, oration, book,
etc.; theme; motive; manner; style; also, a course of action or conduct; as, he spoke in a noble strain; there was a strain of woe in his story; a strain of trickery
appears in his career.
Strain 20Definition: Turn; tendency; inborn disposition.
Cf. 1st Strain.
strain 21Definition: the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
strain 22Definition: an intense or violent exertion
strain 23Definition: an effortful attempt to attain a goal
strain 24Definition: a lineage or race of people
strain 25Definition: pervading note of an utterance; "I could follow the general tenor of his argument"
strain 26Definition: a succession of
notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
strain 27Definition: a special variety of domesticated
animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white
rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
strain 28Definition: (biology) a group of
organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar
groups; "a new strain of
strain 29Definition: (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied
strain 30Definition: injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse);
results in swelling and pain
strain 31Definition: (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; "his
responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
strain 32Definition: difficulty that
causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the
strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"-
strain 33Definition: make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;
strain 34Definition: alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
strain 35Definition: to exert much effort or energy; "straining our
ears to hear"
strain 36Definition: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro";
"Don''t strain your mind too much"
strain 37Definition: rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the
vegetables for the baby"
strain 38Definition: remove by passing through a filter; "filter out the
strain 39Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out
coarser elements; "sift the flour"
strain 40Definition: stretch or force to the limit; "strain the rope"
strain 41Definition: test the
limits of; "You are trying my