Definitions For Straining


  • An intense or violent exertion
  • The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  • To injure (a body part or muscle) by too much tension, use, or effort
  • To try very hard to do or get something
  • To be pulled or stretched in a forceful way


  • Taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance

Is Straining a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Straining is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 13 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Straining in a Sentence

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

Synonyms for Straining

Antonyms for Straining

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