Translation of "strain" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (PRESSURE) 壓力 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. 在颶風強大的威力之下,橋塌了。
As you get older, excess weight puts a lot of strain on the heart. 隨著年齡的增長,體重過重會給心臟造成很大負擔。
Their constant arguments were putting a strain on their marriage. 他們持續不斷的爭吵使他們的婚姻關係非常緊張。
The recent decline in the dollar has put a bigger strain on the economic system. 最近美元的貶值為經濟體系帶來更大壓力。
Migration into the cities is putting a strain on already stretched resources. 城市新移民為原本就已吃緊的資源造成更大壓力。

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

a groin/hamstring strain 腹股溝/膕腱拉傷
→ 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,但仍然沒有準備好面對工作的緊張和壓力。
He's been under a lot of strain recently. 他最近壓力很大。

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