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pressure

pres·sure

pressure

 
pronunciation:
pre shr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the applying of constant force upon a surface.
Put pressure on a cut to make it stop bleeding.
 
similar words:
crush, force, press, pull, stress
definition 2: a constraining influence or burden, as on the mind.
The athletes are under a great deal of pressure to perform well and win.
synonyms:
strain, stress
similar words:
burden, heat, tension, weight
definition 3: an urgent claim.
The pressures of one's job can bring on stress.
synonyms:
exigency
similar words:
claim, demand, requirement, urgency
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pressured, pressures, pressuring
definition: to compel (someone) into a course of action by forceful influence or coercion.
His father pressured him into going to law school.
synonyms:
compel, force
similar words:
coerce, constrain, crowd, enforce, impose, induce, pin down, press, twist someone's arm
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