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English definition of “strain”

strain

noun [C/U] (WORRY)   /streɪn/
something that causes anxiety, worry, or difficulty: [U] Loss of funding has put a lot of strain on the day-care center. [C] The benefits of keeping our daughter at home make the strains of having only one income worthwhile.
(Definition of strain noun (WORRY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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