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English adjective: straining

1. straining taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

SamplesHis final, straining burst of speed.
A strenuous task.
Your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here.

Synonymsarduous, strenuous



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

Synonymsdistortion, overrefinement, torture, twisting

Broader (hypernym)falsification, misrepresentation

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