Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of overstrain.

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Examples

  • Much like The Shield, this isn't a narrative that can continue indefinitely without overstraining our credulity.

    Ask Matt: Entourage, Ringer, Closer, Torchwood and More!

  • "We're not raising earnings by overstraining ourselves," Mr. Inamori said at a news conference.

    JAL Raises Profit Outlook by One-Third

  • Egypt's major environmental issues include: agricultural land being lost to urbanization and windblown sands; increasing soil salination below Aswan High Dam; desertification; oil pollution threatening coral reefs, beaches, and marine habitats; other water pollution from agricultural pesticides, raw sewage, and industrial effluents; limited natural fresh water resources away from the Nile, which is the only perennial water source; and, rapid growth in population overstraining the Nile and natural resources.

    Egypt

  • Environment—current issues: deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; desertification; air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides; tap water is not potable throughout the country; huge and growing population is overstraining natural resources

    India

  • Indiadeforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; desertification; air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides; tap water is not potable throughout the country; huge and growing population is overstraining natural resources

    Environment-current issues

  • Egyptagricultural land being lost to urbanization and windblown sands; increasing soil salination below Aswan High Dam; desertification; oil pollution threatening coral reefs, beaches, and marine habitats; other water pollution from agricultural pesticides, raw sewage, and industrial effluents; very limited natural fresh water resources away from the Nile, which is the only perennial water source; rapid growth in population overstraining the Nile and natural resources

    Environment-current issues

  • Environment—current issues: agricultural land being lost to urbanization and windblown sands; increasing soil salination below Aswan High Dam; desertification; oil pollution threatening coral reefs, beaches, and marine habitats; other water pollution from agricultural pesticides, raw sewage, and industrial effluents; very limited natural fresh water resources away from the Nile, which is the only perennial water source; rapid growth in population overstraining the Nile and natural resources

    Egypt

  • Some localities flatly refused to accept refugees at all, for fear of overstraining existing resources.

    1948, Israel and the Palestinians: The True Story

  • Hormones and overstraining injure, maim and kill racehorses off the track.

    YesButNoButYes: Lunch Hour Veg

  • Banshee, nor of his cough, with a spitting of blood, brought on, I understand, by catching cold in attending the courts, and overstraining his chest with making himself heard in one of his favourite causes.

    Castle Rackrent

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