1. the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit);
2. a force that compels;
3. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;
4. the state of urgently demanding notice or attention;
5. the somatic sensation of pressure;
6. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
1. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city";
2. exert pressure on someone through threats
Meteorologist believe this pressure jump is the mechanism responsible for storm and tornado.
He changed his mind under the pressure from others.
Wood blocks may compress a great deal under pressure.
The government is under pressure to relax censorship regulations.
His lifestyle predisposed him to high blood pressure.
This type of sheet steel could stand high pressure.
His father exerted a lot of pressure on him to succeed.
He failed to finish the plan. So they place great pressure on him to resign.
Pressure of life caused him to crack up.
There is considerable pressure on teenagers to conform.
Water is forced through the pipes at high pressure .
Exercise will not only lower blood pressure but possibly protect against heart attacks.
He was under pressure to resign and was about to be sidelined.
There's such pressure to be happy in Hawaii, if you're unhappy you're on a guilt trip.
Under pressure from the public, many regional governments cleaned up their beaches.
Countries enjoying surpluses will be under no pressure to revalue their currencies.
Its government is under pressure from the European Commission.
They worked hard together, competitively and under pressure.
You need someone to take the pressure off and help you get back on your feet.
I have been putting pressure onto the Cleansing Services to replace those dustbin lids.
At no time did I feel rushed or under pressure.
You overlook the pressure you're under and what it does to you.
His blood pressure had dropped severely.
It seems the President has given way to pressure from the hardliners.
Under the pressure, the flint crumbled into fragments.
He is a skilled and ruthless leader who isn't likely to crumble under pressure.
Will she yield to growing pressure for her to retire?
Somebody who is a foreign investor and more sensitive about the public profile will be more impacted by that pressure.
strain, stress, pressure, tension
There is relatively little information about pressure, maybe you can watch a bilingual story to relax your mood, I wish you a happy day!
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