strain one's eyes

Definition of strain one's eyes

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  lineage, ancestry

    :  a group of presumed common ancestry with clear-cut physiological but usually not morphological distinctions

    :  a specified infraspecific group (as a stock, line, or ecotype)

  1. :  to draw tight :  cause to fit firmly

    :  to stretch to maximum extension and tautness

    :  to exert (as oneself) to the utmost

  1. :  an act of straining or the condition of being strained: such as

    :  bodily injury from excessive tension, effort, or use

    :  one resulting from a wrench or twist and involving undue stretching of muscles or ligaments

eyeplay eyes
  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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