Synonyms of strain in English

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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’

SYNONYMS
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

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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