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

synonyms for straining

  • 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
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antonyms for straining

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  • fix
  • mend
  • contract
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • energize
  • refresh
  • release
  • repress
  • shrink
  • unburden
  • calm
  • compress
  • concentrate
  • idle
  • laze
  • placate
  • rest
  • soothe
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How to use straining in a sentence

South Australia will lift its lockdown early and immediately allow outdoor exercise after fears authorities were dealing with an extremely infectious strain of the virus proved unfounded.
A PIZZA SHOP WORKER LIED TO CONTRACT TRACERS—PROMPTING UNFOUNDED FEARS OF A NEW COVID-19 STRAINKDUNN6NOVEMBER 20, 2020FORTUNE
The Army Reservist’s dark suit and crisp button-down strain, like they can hardly contain his large frame.
TWO YEARS AGO, A FACTORY WORKER. TODAY, A REPUBLICAN STARNICK FOURIEZOSNOVEMBER 19, 2020OZY
The real game changer, though, will come when virologists no longer need to design vaccines that combat specific strains.
IT MIGHT NOT ALWAYS TAKE YEARS TO DEVELOP VACCINESULA CHROBAKNOVEMBER 19, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Marshall said the strain of the virus that’s circulating is “nasty” as many of those infected are not showing any symptoms.
ONE OF THE WORLD’S STRICTEST NEW LOCKDOWNS BANS OUTDOOR EXERCISING AND DOG-WALKINGCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERNOVEMBER 19, 2020FORTUNE
Korber and her team suggested that, on the basis of their research—conducted in cells in culture—the new strain seemed to be more infectious than the original.
WILL THE CORONAVIRUS EVOLVE TO BE LESS DEADLY?WENDY ORENTNOVEMBER 15, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
What we don’t want is to get really nasty stresses and strains in the financial system from something like this.
MOUNTING COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LOSSES THREATEN BANKS, RECOVERYDAVID LYNCHNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
North Dakota has further tried to reduce the strain on hospitals by contracting with nurses from out of state and implementing surge plans.
WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES SPIKING NATIONWIDE, ALL SIGNS POINT TO A HARROWING AUTUMNBRADY DENNIS, JACQUELINE DUPREE, MARISA IATINOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
David Wyatt, an intensive-care nurse at University Medical Center who had just finished a 14-hour shift Wednesday, said his hospital is feeling the strain.
VIRUS SPREADS IN MUCH OF THE U.S., SETTING RECORDS AND STRAINING HEALTH CARELENNY BERNSTEIN, JOEL ACHENBACH, ALEXANDRA HINOJOSA, CAROLYN Y. JOHNSONNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Uber’s core ride-hailing business, under strain from the pandemic, is showing signs of recovery in some markets.
3 KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM UBER’S LATEST PANDEMIC-IMPACTED QUARTERDANIELLE ABRILNOVEMBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
Montgomery officials said they don’t want to create strains on the health-care system.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONSIDERS LIMITING DINING, SHOPPING AGAIN AS CORONAVIRUS CASELOADS SURGEREBECCA TAN, DANA HEDGPETH, MICHAEL BRICE-SADDLERNOVEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO STRAINING

  • advance
  • assault
  • attack
  • bearing
  • blow
  • butt
  • charge
  • drive
  • driving
  • effort
  • energy
  • exerting
  • exertion
  • forcing
  • impact
  • jolt
  • lean
  • mass
  • nudge
  • offensive
  • onset
  • poke
  • prod
  • propulsion
  • shove
  • straining
  • thrust
  • thrusting
  • weight
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