Definitions for straining

Definitions for (noun) straining

Main entry: strain, straining

Definition: an intense or violent exertion

Main entry: twisting, torture, straining, distortion, overrefinement

Definition: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

Definitions for (adj) straining

Main entry: arduous, straining, strenuous

Definition: taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

Usage: his final, straining burst of speed; a strenuous task; your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here- F.D.Roosevelt

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