strain one's eyes

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Definition of strain one's eyes

: to try very hard to see I strained my eyes in the darkness.

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“Strain one's eyes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strain%20one%27s%20eyes. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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