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Synonyms for (noun) strain

Synonyms: song, strain Definition: the act of singing Usage: with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates

Similar words: vocal music Definition: music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)

Synonyms: strain, straining Definition: an intense or violent exertion

Similar words: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion

Synonyms: strain, striving, pains, nisus Definition: an effortful attempt to attain a goal

Similar words: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try

Synonyms: strain, tenor Definition: the general meaning or substance of an utterance Usage: although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument

Similar words: meaning, substance Definition: the idea that is intended Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?

Synonyms: line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, air, strain, tune Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence Usage: she was humming an air from Beethoven

Similar words: music Definition: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Synonyms: stock, strain, breed Definition: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species Usage: he experimented on a particular breed of white rats; he created a new strain of sheep

Similar words: animal group Definition: a group of animals

Similar words: variety Definition: (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics Usage: varieties are frequently recognized in botany

Synonyms: form, strain, var., variant Definition: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups Usage: a new strain of microorganisms

Similar words: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group Definition: animal or plant group having natural relations

Synonyms: strain Definition: (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

Similar words: deformation Definition: alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

Synonyms: strain Definition: injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms: mental strain, nervous strain, strain Definition: (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress Usage: his responsibilities were a constant strain; the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him

Similar words: nerves, nervousness Definition: an uneasy psychological state Usage: he suffered an attack of nerves

Synonyms: strain, stress Definition: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension Usage: she endured the stresses and strains of life; he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger- R.J.Samuelson

Similar words: difficulty Definition: a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome Usage: grappling with financial difficulties

Synonyms for (verb) strain

Synonyms: strain, tense, tense up Definition: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious Usage: he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

Similar words: affect Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate

Synonyms: strain, distort, deform Definition: alter the shape of (something) by stress Usage: His body was deformed by leprosy

Similar words: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Synonyms: strain, strive, reach Definition: to exert much effort or energy Usage: straining our ears to hear

Similar words: labor, labour, push, tug, drive Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal Usage: She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Synonyms: extend, strain Definition: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity Usage: He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro; Don't strain your mind too much

Similar words: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose Usage: use your head!; we only use Spanish at home; I can't use this tool; Apply a magnetic field here; This thinking was applied to many projects; How do you utilize this tool?; I apply this rule to get good results; use the plastic bags to store the food; He doesn't know how to use a computer

Synonyms: puree, strain Definition: rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender Usage: puree the vegetables for the baby

Similar words: rub Definition: move over something with pressure Usage: rub my hands; rub oil into her skin

Synonyms: separate out, strain, filter, filter out, filtrate Definition: remove by passing through a filter Usage: filter out the impurities

Similar words: separate Definition: divide into components or constituents Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff

Synonyms: sieve, sift, strain Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements Usage: sift the flour

Similar words: separate Definition: divide into components or constituents Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff

Synonyms: tense, strain Definition: become stretched or tense or taut Usage: the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed; the rope strained when the weight was attached

Similar words: tighten Definition: become tight or tighter Usage: The rope tightened

Synonyms: try, strain, stress Definition: test the limits of Usage: You are trying my patience!

Similar words: afflict Definition: cause great unhappiness for; distress Usage: she was afflicted by the death of her parents