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strain

noun
 
 
/streɪn/
FEELING [C, U] B2 a feeling of being worried and nervous about something: The strain of the last few months had exhausted her.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
put a strain on sb/sth to cause problems for someone or to make a situation difficult: Children put tremendous strains on a marriage.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
INJURY [C, U] an injury to part of your body that is caused by using it too much: back strainDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
STRETCH [U] B2 the fact of being pulled or stretched too tightly: The rope broke under the strain.Energy, force and powerPower and intensity
DISEASE/PLANT [C] a type of disease or plant: a new strain of virusDisease and illness - general wordsAnimal and plant biology - general words
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