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1 pressure /ˈprɛʃɚ/ noun
plural pressures
1 pressure
/ˈprɛʃɚ/
noun
plural pressures
Learner's definition of PRESSURE
: the weight or force that is produced when something presses or pushes against something else
[noncount]
[singular]
see also blood pressure
[noncount] : the action of pressing or pushing against something
[noncount] : the weight of the air in the Earth's atmosphere
: the force that you feel when people are trying to persuade or force you to do something by using arguments, threats, etc.
[noncount]
[count]
see also peer pressure
: a feeling of stress or anxiety because you have too much to do or because people are depending on you for something
[count]
[noncount]
see also high-pressure
2 pressure /ˈprɛʃɚ/ verb
pressures; pressured; pressuring
2 pressure
/ˈprɛʃɚ/
verb
pressures; pressured; pressuring
Learner's definition of PRESSURE
[+ object] chiefly US
: to use pressure to force or try to force (someone) to do something often followed by into + -ing verb
often followed by to + verb
often used as (be) pressured
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