Translation of "strain" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /streɪn/ us /streɪn/

the feeling of being worried and nervous about something

tensione, stress, logorio
The strain of the divorce was too much for her. È stato troppo per lei la tensione del divorzio.

pressure put on something by a bad situation or by too much weight or force

tensione, stress, pressione
Their arguments were putting a strain on their marriage. I litigi stavano mettendo sotto pressione il loro matrimonio.
verb uk /streɪn/ us /streɪn/

to try hard to do something, usually to see or hear something

sforzare, sforzarsi
I had to strain to hear the music. Mi sono dovuto sforzare per sentire la musica.
We strained our eyes to see the parade. Abbiamo aguzzato gli occhi per vedere la parata.

to hurt part of your body by using it too much

I think I’ve strained a muscle. Credo di essermi sforzato un muscolo.

(Translation of “strain” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)