Translation of "strain" - English-Portuguese dictionary


noun uk /streɪn/ us /streɪn/

the feeling of being worried and nervous about something

tensão, peso, esforço, pressão
The strain of the divorce was too much for her.

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

tensão, peso, esforço, pressão
Their arguments were putting a strain on their marriage.
verb uk /streɪn/ us /streɪn/

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

esforçar-se ao máximo
I had to strain to hear the music.
We strained our eyes to see the parade.

to hurt part of your body by using it too much

I think I’ve strained a muscle.

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