strain noun (PRESSURE)
The recent decline in the dollar has put a bigger strain on the economic system. 最近美元的贬值为经济体系带来了更大的压力。
She's a lot better than she was but she's still not ready to face the stresses and strains of a job. 她比以前好多了，但仍然没有准备好应对工作的紧张和压力。
He's been under a lot of strain recently. 他最近压力很大。
- a groin strain
- His muscles knotted with the strain.
- Jogging puts a lot of strain on the knees.
- The strain must have been enormous but she bore it well.
- The events of the last few weeks have put a real strain on him.
strain noun (TYPE)
strain verb (SEPARATE)
strain verb (PRESSURE)
I've put on such a lot of weight recently - this dress is straining at the seams. 我最近胖了很多——这条裙子穿上后紧绷绷的。
[ + to infinitive ] figurative I really had to strain (= try very hard) to reach those top notes. 我确实得铆足了劲儿才能唱出那些最高的音。
figurative I was straining (my ears) (= listening hard) to hear what they were saying. 我竖起耳朵拼命想听清他们在说什么。