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Spanish translation of “strain”


verb /strein/
to exert oneself or a part of the body to the greatest possible extent 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 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) The constant interruptions were straining his patience. to put (eg a mixture) through a sieve etc in order to separate solid matter from liquid She strained the soup. strained adjective (of a person’s manner, behaviour etc) not natural, easy or relaxed
tenso, forzado
a strained smile.
strainer noun a sieve or other utensil for separating solids from liquids a coffee-/tea-strainer. strain off to remove (liquid) from eg vegetables by using a sieve etc 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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