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strung

 (strŭng)
v.
Past tense and past participle of string.
adj.
Tense or exhausted: His strung nerves made it difficult for him to relax.

strung

(strʌŋ)
vb
a past tense and past participle of string
adj
1. (Instruments)
a. (of a piano, etc) provided with strings, esp of a specified kind or in a specified manner
b. (in combination): gut-strung.
2. highly strung very nervous or volatile in character. Usual US and Canadian phrase: high-strung

string

(strɪŋ)

n., v. strung, string•ing. n.
1. a slender cord used for binding or tying.
2. a narrow strip of flexible material for tying parts together: bonnet strings.
3. a collection of objects threaded on a string: a string of pearls.
4. a series of things arranged in or as if in a line: a string of questions.
5. a group of animals, businesses, etc., owned or managed by one person or group: a string of race horses; a string of hotels.
6. the tightly stretched cord or wire of a musical instrument that produces a tone when caused to vibrate, as by plucking, striking, or the friction of a bow.
7. strings,
a. stringed instruments, esp. those played with a bow.
b. players of strings in an orchestra or band.
8. a cord or fiber in a plant.
9. Physics. a mathematical representation of elementary particles as finite one-dimensional curves rather than as points.
10.
b. one of the sloping sides of a stair, supporting the treads and risers.
11. a linear sequence of symbols, words, or bits that is treated as a unit.
12. Also called string′ line`. balkline.
13. a complement of contestants or players grouped as a squad according to their skill.
14. Usu., strings. conditions or limitations on a proposal: a generous offer with no strings attached.
15. Archaic. a ligament, nerve, or the like in an animal body.
v.t.
16. to furnish with or as if with a string: to string a bow.
17. to extend or stretch like a string: strung lights on the tree.
18. to adorn with strung objects: a room strung with lights.
19. to thread on or as if on a string: to string beads.
20. to arrange in a series or succession: stringing words together.
21.
a. to adjust the strings of to the required pitch: to string a violin.
b. to equip (a bow or instrument) with new strings.
22. to strip the strings from: to string beans.
23. to make tense: My nerves are strung.
24. to kill by hanging (usu. fol. by up).
25. to fool; deceive (often fol. by along).
v.i.
26. to lie or move in a string.
27. to form into a string or strings.
28. to strike a cue ball to determine the order of play.
29. string along,
a. to be in agreement; go along.
b. to keep in a state of uncertainty.
30. string out,
a. to extend; stretch out.
b. to prolong.
Idioms:
on a or the string, subject to the whim of another.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English string, streng, Old English streng, c. Old High German stranc, Old Norse strengr]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strung - that is on a string; "keys strung on a red cord"
Translations

strung

[ˈstrʌŋ]
pt
pp of stringstrung out adj (= spread out) to be strung out along sth, to be strung out on sth → jalonner qch
villages strung out along dirt roads → les villages jalonnant les pistes
Buildings were strung out on the north side of the river → Des immeubles jalonnaient la rive nord de la rivière.

string

(striŋ) noun
1. (a piece of) long narrow cord made of threads twisted together, or tape, for tying, fastening etc. a piece of string to tie a parcel; a ball of string; a puppet's strings; apron-strings.
2. a fibre etc, eg on a vegetable.
3. a piece of wire, gut etc on a musical instrument, eg a violin. His A-string broke; (also adjective) He plays the viola in a string orchestra.
4. a series or group of things threaded on a cord etc. a string of beads.
verbpast tense, past participle strung (straŋ)
1. to put (beads etc) on a string etc. The pearls were sent to a jeweller to be strung.
2. to put a string or strings on (eg a bow or stringed instrument). The archer strung his bow and aimed an arrow at the target.
3. to remove strings from (vegetables etc).
4. to tie and hang with string etc. The farmer strung up the dead crows on the fence.
strings noun plural
(in an orchestra, the group of people who play) stringed instruments, ie violins, violas, 'cellos and double basses. The conductor said the strings were too loud.
ˈstringy adjective
(especially of meat or vegetables) having a lot of tough fibres.
ˈstringiness noun
string bean
the long, edible green or yellow pod of certain beans.
stringed instruments
musical instruments that have strings eg violins, guitars etc.
have (someone) on a string
to have (a person) under one's control.
pull strings
to use one's influence or that of others to gain an advantage.
pull the strings
to be the person who is really, though usually not apparently, controlling the actions of others.
string out
to stretch into a long line. The runners were strung out along the course.
strung up
very nervous.
stringent (ˈstrindʒənt) adjective
(of rules etc) very strict, or strongly enforced. There should be much more stringent laws against the dropping of rubbish in the streets.
ˈstringently adverb
ˈstringency noun
1. the quality of being strict.
2. scarcity of money for lending etc. in times of stringency; (also adjective) The government are demanding stringency measures.