stretch tightly by pulling
make the greatest use of; exert one's powers
pass liquid through a loth or a network of fine wire
"she endured the stresses and strains of life"
"he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"
"she was humming an air from Beethoven"
"his responsibilities were a constant strain"
"the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
"he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"
"he created a new strain of sheep"
"a new strain of microorganisms"
"although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument"
"with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
"straining our ears to hear"
"You are trying my patience!"
"He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"
"Don't strain your mind too much"
"sift the flour"
"he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
"the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed;"
"the rope strained when the weight was attached"
"filter out the impurities"
"puree the vegetables for the baby"
"His body was deformed by leprosy"
The starry strain of spirit, thence we are.
出自： P. J. Bailey
Hoovering brings on the strain in her back.
出自： W. Trevor
The bonds which strained them to the conquerors.
出自： C. Merivale
He strained after learning with all his might.
The dog strains at the leash eager to be off.
We hoped to keep the young scientists with us, but could see that they were straining at the leash to move to better jobs.
When you've boiled the cabbage, strain off the water through a colander.