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Definition 1: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for straining in the sense of this definition

(straining is a kind of ...) a willful perversion of facts

Definition 2: an intense or violent exertion - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for straining in the sense of this definition

(straining is a kind of ...) use of physical or mental energy; hard work

"he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

Definition 3: taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where straining or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for straining in the sense of this definition

(straining is similar to ...) requiring great physical effort

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