strain yourself

strain yourself
strain yourself
1 : to injure yourself by making your muscles do too much work

Don't strain yourself trying to move the couch.

2 : to put a lot of physical or mental effort into doing something

Don't strain yourself trying to think of the answer. I can tell you what it is.

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Main Entry:strain

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