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English definition of “strain”

strain

verb [T] (SEPARATE)    /streɪn/
to separate liquid food from solid food, especially by pouring it through a utensil with small holes in it: Could you strain the vegetables, please. I usually strain the juice off the pineapple and use it in another recipe.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat
(Definition of strain verb (SEPARATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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