HyperDic: exertion

English > 1 sense of the word exertion:
NOUNactexertion, effort, elbow grease, travail, sweatuse of physical or mental energy
exertion > pronunciation
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English > exertion: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningUse of physical or mental energy; hard work.
Example "they managed only with great exertion"
Synonymseffort, elbow grease, travail, sweat
Narrowerapplication, diligenceA diligent effort
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workoutThe activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
friction, detrition, rubbingeffort expended in moving one object over another with pressure
least effort, least resistanceThe least effortful way to do something
overexertionexcessive exertion
overkillAny effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
pullA sustained effort
strain, strainingAn intense or violent exertion
strugglestrenuous effort
supererogationAn effort above and beyond the call of duty
trouble, difficultyAn effort that is inconvenient
Broaderlabor, labour, toilProductive work (especially physical work done for wages)
Spanishafán, dedicación, desvelo, esfuerzo
Catalanafany, dedicació, esforç, feinada
Verbsexertmake a great effort at a mental or physical task

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