Meaning of straining

Definition of straining

(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
(noun) an intense or violent exertion
the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

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