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verb
  1. 1
    to try very hard to do something

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  2. 3
    to injure yourself by twisting or stretching a muscle too much

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  3. 4
    to separate a solid from a liquid by pouring it into a strainer

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  4. 5
    to pull at something very hard

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    1. a.
      to push against something very hard

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