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Spanish translation of “strain”

strain

verb /strein/
to exert oneself or a part of the body to the greatest possible extent
estirar , tensar
They strained at the door , trying to pull it open He strained to reach the rope .
to injure (a muscle etc ) through too much use, exertion etc
torcerse , hacerse un esguince , hacerse daño (en), forzar
He has strained a muscle in his leg You’ll strain your eyes by reading in such a poor light .
to force or stretch (too far )
poner a prueba , abusar
The constant interruptions were straining his patience .
to put (eg a mixture ) through a sieve etc in order to separate solid matter from liquid
colar , escurrir
She strained the soup .
strained adjective (of a person’s manner , behaviour / behavior etc) not natural , easy or relaxed
tenso , forzado
a strained smile a strained relationship between the two women.
strainer noun a sieve or other utensil for separating solids from liquids
colador
a coffee-/tea-strainer.
strain off phrasal verb to remove ( liquid ) from eg vegetables by using a sieve etc
colar
When the potatoes were cooked , she strained off the water .
(Definition of strain from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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