Synonyms of 'strain'
- stretch, distend, draw tight, tauten, tighten
- overexert, injure, overtax, overwork, pull, sprain, tax, tear, twist, wrench
- strive, bend over backwards (informal), endeavor, give it one's best shot (informal), go for it (informal), knock oneself out (informal), labor, struggle
- sieve, filter, purify, sift
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Thesaurus for strain from the Collins American English Thesaurus
If strain is put on an organization or system, it has to do more than it is able to do.