English adjective: straining
|1.||straining taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance|
|Samples||His final, straining burst of speed.|
A strenuous task.
Your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here.
English noun: straining
|1.||straining (act) an intense or violent exertion|
|Broader (hypernym)||effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail|
|2.||straining (act) the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean|
|Synonyms||distortion, overrefinement, torture, twisting|
|Broader (hypernym)||falsification, misrepresentation|