Strained - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Strained.

7 letter answer(s) to strained

  1. lacking natural ease; "a labored style of debating"
  2. requiring or showing effort; "heavy breathing"; "the subject made for labored reading"
  3. strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
  4. work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

5 letter answer(s) to strained

  1. To have a tax or levy imposed upon
  1. examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
  2. give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
  3. make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
  4. melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
  5. put on a garment in order to see whether it fits and looks nice; "Try on this sweater to see how it looks"
  6. put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
  7. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "T

4 letter answer(s) to strained

  1. pulled or drawn tight; "taut sails"; "a tight drumhead"; "a tight rope"
  2. subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow"

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