To put stress upon

to strain.
- Atterbury.

See also: Stress

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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McFadden said: "I've not given up hope of playing against Italy, although I'm not going to put stress upon myself to get back for it because that can only lead to disappointment.