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English definition of “strain every nerve”

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strain every nerve

to make the greatest possible effort: She's straining every nerve to get the work finished on time.
Translations of “strain every nerve”
in Chinese (Traditional) 竭盡全力…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竭尽全力…
(Definition of strain every nerve from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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