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 straining straining

noun

  • ( ) an intense or violent exertion  ( strain, straining )
    an intense or violent exertion
  • the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean  ( distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting )
    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  • adj

  • ( ) taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance  ( arduous, straining, strenuous )
    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
     his final, straining burst of speed
    his final, straining burst of speed
     a strenuous task
    a strenuous task
     your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here
    your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here


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