Translation of "strain" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun (PRESSURE) 压力 uk us /streɪn/

[ C usually singular or U ] a force or influence that stretches, pulls or puts pressure on something, sometimes causing damage

The hurricane put such a strain on the bridge that it collapsed. 在飓风强大的作用力下桥塌了。
As you get older, excess weight puts a lot of strain on the heart. 随着年龄的增长,体重过重会给心脏造成很大负担。
Their constant arguments were putting a strain on their marriage. 他们持续不断的争吵使他们的婚姻关系非常紧张。
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。
Migration into the cities is putting a strain on already stretched resources. 城市移民给已经过度紧张的资源带来了压力。

[ C ] an injury to a muscle or similar soft part of the body caused by using that part too much

a groin/hamstring strain 腹股沟/腘旁腱拉伤
→ See also eyestrain

[ C or U ] when you feel nervous and worried about something

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。

(Translation of “strain noun (PRESSURE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)