straining

Definitions of straining
1

n an intense or violent exertion

Synonyms:
strain
Type of:
effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail
use of physical or mental energy; hard work

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

Synonyms:
distortion, overrefinement, torture, twisting
Type of:
falsification, misrepresentation
a willful perversion of facts

adj taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

“his final, straining burst of speed”
Synonyms:
arduous, strenuous
effortful
requiring great physical effort

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