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This war will put a great strain on the economy.
I can’t take the strain of another move.
a strain of human flu virus
There’s a strain of meanness that runs in their family.
This is the American English definition of strain. View British English definition of strain.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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