(archaic) at once
noun 1. pure, unblended whiskey of 80 to 110 proof.
verb (used with object) 1. to draw tight or taut, especially to the utmost tension; stretch to the full: to strain a rope. 2. to exert to the utmost: to strain one’s ears to catch a sound. 3. to impair, injure, or weaken (a muscle, tendon, etc.) by stretching or overexertion. 4. to cause mechanical […]
- Strain at
Simply a misprint for “strain out” (Matt. 23:24).
- Strain at the leash