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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
strained /streind/
  • tính từ
    • căng thẳng
      • strained relations: quan hệ căng thẳng
    • gượng, gượng ép, không tự nhiên
      • strained smile: nụ cười gượng
      • strained interpretation: sự giải thích gượng ép; sự hiểu gượng ép
    • (kỹ thuật) bị cong, bị méo
Concise Dictionary
+lacking natural ease
+under great stress
+lacking spontaneity; not natural
+struggling for effect

+(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
+difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
+a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
+(psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
+a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
+(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
+a lineage or race of people
+injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
+the general meaning or substance of an utterance
+an effortful attempt to attain a goal
+an intense or violent exertion
+the act of singing
+to exert much effort or energy
+test the limits of
+use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
+separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
+cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
+become stretched or tense or taught
+remove by passing through a filter
+rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
+alter the shape of (something) by stress

Thesaurus Dictionary
laboured, forced, artificial, stiff, tense, awkward, uneasy, uncomfortable, difficult, tension-ridden, self-conscious, unnatural, insincere, put-on:
His already strained relations with his wife scarcely improved when he met Lisa.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
1 showing the effects of worry or pressure
Synonym: TENSE
Her face looked strained and weary. + He spoke in a low, strained voice.
2 (of a situation) not relaxed or friendly
Synonym: TENSE
There was a strained atmosphere throughout the meeting. + Relations between the two families are strained.
3 not natural; produced by a deliberate effort
Synonym: FORCED
She gave a strained laugh.
Collocation Dictionary

1 worried and tense


be, feel, look, seem, sound


very | a bit, a little, rather
She looked rather strained and miserable.

2 not natural or friendly


be | become, grow | remain
The atmosphere remained somewhat strained all evening.


extremely, severely, very
Relations between the two countries had become severely strained.
| increasingly | a bit, a little, rather, slightly, somewhat

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