from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To subject to excessive strain, especially to force beyond a natural or proper limit: overstraining the environment.
- intransitive v. To put forth too much physical effort.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To strain one's self to excess.
- transitive v. To stretch or strain too much.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strain or strive to excess; make exhausting or injurious efforts.
- To stretch or strain too far; exert to an injurious degree.
- n. Excessive strain; exhausting effort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. too much strain
- v. strain excessively
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