strain oneself

idiom

1
: to injure oneself by making one's 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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“Strain oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strain%20oneself. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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