|strain suomeksi||kanta en, kuormittaa en, lajike en, rasittaa en, siivilöidä en, venäyttää en|
*: He is of a noble strain.
*: With animals and plants a cross between different varieties, or between individuals of the same variety but of another strain, gives vigour and fertility to the offspring.
: There is a strain of madness in her family.
*: Intemperance and lust breed diseases, which, propogated, spoil the strain of nation.
: They say this years flu virus is a particularly virulent strain.
*: the common strain
*: So hauing said, her twixt her armes twaine / She straightly straynd, and colled tenderly [...].
*: Evander with a close embrace / Strained his departing friend.
: to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship
: Relations between the United States and Guatemala traditionally have been close, although at times strained by human rights and civil/military issues.
: The gale strained the timbers of the ship.
: Sitting in back, I strained to hear the speaker.
*: To build his fortune I will strain a little.
*: He sweats, / Strains his young nerves.
*: They strain their warbling throats / To welcome in the spring.
*: Thus my plight was evil indeed, for I had nothing now to burn to give me light, and knew that twas no use setting to grout till I could see to go about it. Moreover, the darkness was of that black kind that is never found beneath the open sky, no, not even on the darkest night, but lurks in close and covered places and strains the eyes in trying to see into it.
: to strain the law in order to convict an accused person
*: There can be no other meaning in this expression, however some may pretend to strain it.
: water straining through a sandy soil
*: He talks and plays with Fatima, but his mirth / Is forced and strained.
*: The quality of mercy is not strained.
: to strain a petition or invitation
*: Note, if your lady strain his entertainment.
: ux|en|he jumped up with a strain; the strain upon the sailboats rigging
*: When they have shot a Deere by land, they follow him like bloud-hounds by the bloud, and straine, and oftentimes so take them.