Definition for STRING

STRING, v.t. [pret. and pp. strung.]

  1. To furnish with strings. Has not wise nature strung the legs and feet? – Gay.
  2. To put in tune a stringed instrument. For here the muse so oft her harp has strung. – Addison.
  3. To file; to put on a line; as, to string beads or pearls. – Spectator.
  4. To make tense; to strengthen. Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood. – Dryden.
  5. To deprive of strings; as, to string beans.

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