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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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