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1distress/dɪˈstrɛs/noun
1distress
/dɪˈstrɛs/
noun
Learner's definition of DISTRESS  
[noncount]
: unhappiness or pain : suffering that affects the mind or body
: a very difficult situation in which you do not have enough money, food, etc.
of a boat, airplane, etc.  : a state of danger or desperate need

damsel in distress

— see damsel
2distress/dɪˈstrɛs/verb
distressesdistresseddistressing
2distress
/dɪˈstrɛs/
verb
distressesdistresseddistressing
Learner's definition of DISTRESS  
[+ object]
: to worry or upset (someone) — usually used as (be) distressed

— distressing

adjective,[more distressing; most distressing]

— distressingly

adverb
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