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Definition of "straining" []

  • Present participle of strain. (verb)
  • The act by which one strains. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "straining" in a sentence
  • "They were guilty of not advertising that anything untoward was afoot, although they did steal glances up to their captain straining through the binoculars."
  • "But then I could actually feel my unconscious brain straining to generate fractal landscapes as I flew, and start to realize that it was just a dream."
  • "Just how popular the act was is difficult to ascertain – one can hardly imagine theater patrons straining from the far rows of a venue to make sense of the various parakeets hopping around on a stage."