Nouns (18)

strain, song
n. the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
straining, strain
n. an intense or violent exertion
strain, pains, nisus, striving
n. an effortful attempt to attain a goal
breed, strain
n. a lineage or race of people
var., strain, variant, form
n. (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups; "a new strain of microorganisms"
nervous strain, mental strain, strain
n. (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress; "his responsibilities were a constant strain"; "the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him"
strain
n. injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

Verbs (13)

tense up, strain, tense
v. cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious; "he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up"
strain, reach, strive
v. to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
extend, strain
v. use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity; "He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro"; "Don't strain your mind too much"
strain, puree
v. rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
stress, strain, try
v. test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"

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Fuzzynyms (53)

toil, labour, labor
n. productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
straining, strain
n. an intense or violent exertion
tune
n. the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency
tension
n. (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body; "the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"
tension
n. (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body; "the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"
anxiousness, anxiety
n. (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
anxiousness, anxiety
n. (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
stress, tenseness, tension
n. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
stress, tenseness, tension
n. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
strain
n. injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
separate into pure constituents, refine
v. reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"
make pure, distill, sublimate, purify
v. remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
cull, pluck, pick
v. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
screen, riddle
v. separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
spite, offend, bruise, injure, wound, hurt
v. hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
take out, get out, pull out, pull, draw
v. bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
sift, sieve
v. distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
struggle
v. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
exploit, overwork
v. work excessively hard; "he is exploiting the students"
labour, labor
v. undergo the efforts of childbirth
act, work
v. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
strive, endeavour, endeavor
v. attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

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Antonyms (12)

make relaxed, loosen up, unlax, unstrain, unwind, relax
v. cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
make relaxed, loosen up, unlax, unstrain, unwind, relax
v. cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"

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