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straining

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  • verbstretch, often to limit
  • verbwork very hard
  • verbfilter
  • verbcause mental stress
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Synonyms for straining

verb stretch, often to limit
  • injure
  • sprain
  • tear
  • tighten
  • twist
  • weaken
  • constrict
  • distend
  • distort
  • drive
  • exert
  • extend
  • fatigue
  • overexert
  • overtax
  • overwork
  • pull
  • push
  • rack
  • task
  • tauten
  • tax
  • tire
  • wrench
  • draw tight
  • push to the limit

Antonyms for straining

  • fix
  • mend
  • contract
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • energize
  • refresh
  • release
  • repress
  • shrink
  • unburden
  • calm
  • compress
  • concentrate
  • idle
  • laze
  • placate
  • rest
  • soothe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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adjective. unable, unwilling to wait

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noun. physical force

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noun. physical force

reaching

adjective. extending a part of the body

tension

noun. tightness

tensions

noun. tightness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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