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STRAINING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does straining mean? 

STRAINING (noun)
  The noun STRAINING has 2 senses:

1. an intense or violent exertion
2. the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

  Familiarity information: STRAINING used as a noun is rare.


STRAINING (adjective)
  The adjective STRAINING has 1 sense:

1. taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

  Familiarity information: STRAINING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRAINING (noun)


Sense 1straining [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An intense or violent exertion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

straining; strain

Hypernyms ("straining" is a kind of...):

effort; elbow grease; exertion; sweat; travail (use of physical or mental energy; hard work)


Sense 2straining [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

twisting; overrefinement; straining; torture; distortion

Hypernyms ("straining" is a kind of...):

falsification; misrepresentaation (a willful perversion of facts)


STRAINING (adjective)


Sense 1straining [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

Synonyms:

straining; arduous; strenuous

Context examples:

his final, straining burst of speed / a strenuous task / your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here

Similar:

effortful (requiring great physical effort)


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