New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: sprain · strait · train · distrain · restrain · strained · strainer · retrain · -grain · brain
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strain

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun pressure on system, relationshipbrú masc4  c m ustrus masc1  c m uunder strain faoi bhrútake the strain an brú a sheasamh, an brú a thógáilthe deadline put a strain on all of us chuir an spriocdháta brú orainn go léirthere are strains in our marriage tá ár bpósadh faoi bhrú 2 noun stress, anxietybrú masc4  c m ustrus masc1  c m uteannas masc1  c m udua masc4  c m uhe cracked under the strain of the work fuair brú na hoibre an ceann is fearr airthe solicitor took all the strain out of buying a house bhain an dlíodóir an dua ar fad as teach a cheannachI'm finding the separation a strain tá an scaradh ag dul deacair orm, tá mé faoi bhráca ag an scaradhit's a strain working every night tá sé dian bheith ag obair gach oíche
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3 noun physical forcestraidhn fem2  c m ustrus masc1  c m ufreangadh masc  c m ubrú familiar masc4  c m u to take the strain an straidhn a sheasamh to put a strain on sth straidhn a chur ar rud 4 noun MED injurystraidhn fem2  c m ustangadh masc  c m uleonadh masc  c m u 5 noun BOT, ZOOL of animal, planttréithchineál masc  c m upór masc1  c m ucineál masc1  c m u 6 noun BIOCHEM of virus, bacteriatréithchineál masc  c m u 7 noun typecineál masc1  c m usaghas masc1  c m uthat's an interesting strain of thought is suimiúil an cineál smaoinimh é sin 8 noun tendency, characteristicbraon masc1  c m uféith fem2  c m ustraidhn fem2  c m uthere was a strain of madness in that family bhí braon gealtachta sa mhuintir sin 9 noun literary MUS musiccaoince fem  c m ufonn masc1  c m utiúin fem2  c m uséis fem2  c m usiansa masc4  c m u
verb
10 verb put excessive demands on TRANSITIVEcuir faoi bhrústraidhn a chur ar 11 verb MED injure (muscle etc) TRANSITIVEstraidhneáil verbstangadh a bhaint asleon verb  c m uhe strained his back bhain sé stangadh as a dhroim, leon sé a dhroimshe strained a muscle in her neck tharraing sí matán ina muineál 12 verb push to physical limit
INTRANSITIVEgach iarracht a dhéanamhdo lúth a chur amachhe strained to reach the line shín sé chomh fada is a bhí ina chorp chun an líne a bhaint amach, chuir sé a lúth amach ag iarraidh an líne a shroicheadh
TRANSITIVEI strained my eyes looking for them mhaslaigh mé mo shúile á lorgwe strained our ears to hear the result chuireamar cluas ghéar orainn féin chun an toradh a chloisteáilI strained my neck to see over the crowd shín mé mo mhuineál le féachaint os cionn an tsluadon't strain yourself ná téigh thar d'acmhainn, ná téigh thar d'fhulaingt, ná cuir aon dua ort féin, ná straidhneáil thú féin
13 verb make great effort TRANSITIVEgach iarracht a dhéanamhdo dhícheall a dhéanamhdo chroí a chur ishe strained to achieve top marks rinne sí gach iarracht na marcanna is fearr a ghnóthú 14 verb sieve TRANSITIVEsíothlaigh verb  c m uscag verb  c m u 15 verb pull hard INTRANSITIVEtarraing go teannhe strained at the rope tharraing sé go teann ar an rópa 16 verb push hard TRANSITIVEbrúigh go teanntarraing go teannshe strained at the straps bhrúigh sí go teann in aghaidh na strapaí
phrases

to strain at the leash

bheith ag rí na héille

to strain every nerve

(also

to strain every sinew

) do mhíle dícheall a dhéanamhdo bhundún dearg a chur amach

to take the strain

tarraing go teanntake the strain of the rope tarraing go teann ar an rópa

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