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1pressure/ˈprɛʃɚ/noun
pluralpressures
1pressure
/ˈprɛʃɚ/
noun
pluralpressures
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
   b  [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
2pressure/ˈprɛʃɚ/verb
pressurespressuredpressuring
2pressure
/ˈprɛʃɚ/
verb
pressurespressuredpressuring
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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