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Significado de “strain” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "strain" - Diccionario Inglés

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strainnoun

uk   /streɪn/  us   /streɪn/
  • strain noun (PRESSURE)

B2 [C usually singular or U] a force or influence that stretches, pulls, or puts pressure on something, sometimes causing damage: The hurricane put such a strain on the bridge that it collapsed. As you get older, excess weight puts a lot of strain on the heart. Their constant arguments were putting a strain on their marriage. The recent decline in the dollar has put a bigger strain on the economic system. Migration into the cities is putting a strain on already stretched resources.
C2 [C] an injury to a muscle or similar soft part of the body caused by using that part too much: a groin/hamstring strain
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B2 [C or U] something that makes you feel nervous and worried: She's a lot better than she was but she's still not ready to face the stresses and strains of a job. He's been under a lot of strain recently.

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strainverb

uk   /streɪn/  us   /streɪn/
  • strain verb (PRESSURE)

B2 [I or T] to become stretched or to experience pressure, or to make something do or experience this: I've put on such a lot of weight recently - this dress is straining at the seams. I strained a muscle in my back playing squash. Don't watch TV in the dark - you'll strain your eyes! [+ to infinitive] figurative I really had to strain (= try very hard) to reach those top notes.figurative I was straining (my ears) (= listening hard) to hear what they were saying.
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(Definition of strain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "strain" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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strainnoun

 us   /streɪn/
  • strain noun (WORRY)

[C/U] something that causes anxiety, worry, or difficulty: [U] Loss of funding has put a lot of strain on the day-care center. [C] The benefits of keeping our daughter at home make the strains of having only one income worthwhile.
  • strain noun (PRESSURE)

[U] physical pressure: The bookcase collapsed under the strain.
  • strain noun (INJURY)

[C] an injury caused by working the muscles too hard: Running puts a strain on your heart.
  • strain noun (DIFFERENT TYPE)

[C] an animal or plant that is only slightly different from other animals or plants of the same type: A new strain of the virus has been found.
[C] A strain is also a quality that gives something a particular character: There has long been a populist strain in American politics.
[C] A strain is also a particular sound: Strains of piano music drifted across the room.

strainverb

 us   /streɪn/
  • strain verb (SEPARATE)

[I/T] to separate solid pieces from a liquid by pouring it through a utensil with small holes at the bottom of it or through a cloth: [T] Strain the liquid and discard the vegetables.
  • strain verb (CAUSE WORRY)

[T] to cause anxiety or problems: This relationship has been strained almost to the breaking point. These extra costs have strained our financial resources.
  • strain verb (CREATE PRESSURE)

[I] to create pressure or use effort: The dog strained at the leash, pulling his master along. [+ to infinitive] I had to strain to hear the audio.
  • strain verb (CAUSE INJURY)

[T] to cause an injury by working the muscles too hard: I strained my back carrying those boxes.
(Definition of strain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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