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This war will put a great strain on the economy.
I can't take the strain of another move.
Eleanor was feeling overworked and under strain.
All that lifting is putting his back under severe strain.
a thigh strain
a strain of human flu virus
There's a strain of meanness that runs in their family.
Have a break and let someone else take the strain for a while.
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a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable
lit only by twilight
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
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Definition of strain from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.