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For the family, make an effort (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

strain

Here is my best explanation:

This clue is a double definition.

'for the family' is the first definition.

(thesaurus)

'make an effort' is the second definition.

(thesaurus)

(Other definitions for strain that I've seen before include "Sift", "Tension and stress", "Melody; filter", "Pass through a filter", "Great effort - sieve", "Tension and exertion", "Muscle injury, put liquid through sieve", "Wrench; melody", "Remove by passing through a filter" and "Pass through a sieve".)

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