Meaning of “strained” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “strained” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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strainedadjective

us /streɪnd/

strained adjective (WORRIED)

nervous, worried, or having problems:

She had a strained expression on her face.

strained adjective (INJURED)

injured by too much use or effort:

a strained knee

(Definition of “strained” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)