Is STRAIN a scrabble word?

Words with Friends :  YES

English International (SOWPODS) :  YES

Collins Scrabble Words :  YES

Official Tournament & Club Word List :  YES

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Definitions for the word 'strain'


  1. STRAIN, the act of singing
  2. STRAIN, an intense or violent exertion
  3. STRAIN, an effortful attempt to attain a goal
  4. STRAIN, the general meaning or substance of an utterance
  5. STRAIN, a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  6. STRAIN, a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
  7. STRAIN, (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
  8. STRAIN, (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  9. STRAIN, injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
  10. STRAIN, (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
  11. STRAIN, difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
  12. STRAIN, to injure (a body part or muscle) by too much tension, use, or effort
  13. STRAIN, to try very hard to do or get something
  14. STRAIN, to be pulled or stretched in a forceful way


  1. STRAIN, cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious
  2. STRAIN, alter the shape of (something) by stress
  3. STRAIN, to exert much effort or energy
  4. STRAIN, use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity
  5. STRAIN, rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
  6. STRAIN, remove by passing through a filter
  7. STRAIN, separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
  8. STRAIN, become stretched or tense or taut
  9. STRAIN, test the limits of

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The word STRAIN is worth 6 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

How to use the word 'strain' in a sentence

  1. I strained my back trying to lift the couch.
  2. Too much computer work strains the eyes.
  3. He strained a muscle in his leg.

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