What does straining mean?

Definitions for straining

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. strain, straining(noun)

    an intense or violent exertion

  2. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting(adj)

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

  3. arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)

    taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

    "his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt


  1. straining(Noun)

    The act by which one strains.

    Sundry violent gaspings and strainings. uE000241194uE001 Herman Melville.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straining

    of Strain

  2. Straining

    a. & n. from Strain


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straining in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    I don’t like bias. I don’t like political bias and this was an incredibly politically charged case as was, and is, the Russia investigation, so politics and political bias is even more important in a case like this. I don’t know why the left is straining to minimize the manifest bias that was exhibited by these agents. I just don’t get it.

  2. H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu":

    The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

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