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Noun
The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
“The mass loaded on the piston exerts constant pressure on the gas while it expands.”
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A sense of stressful urgency caused by having too many demands on one's time or resources
“Angry parents say the delay has increased the pressure on them at an already stressful time.”
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The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
“We are facing increasing pressure from shareholders demanding profits and wanting to see readership figures.”
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Something that encumbers or burdens one's life
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An act or instance of persuading, or of being persuaded, to do or believe something
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Something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
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The action of driving or pushing, typically forward or onward
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Mental or emotional strain
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A person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something
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A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action
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The act or state of narrowing in size or space
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An urgent need or demand (for something)
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An insistent and peremptory request, made as of right
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The condition of being morally or legally bound to do something
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Detailed questioning of someone
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An general act of touching someone or something
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Rubbing or kneading with the hands, especially of muscles and joints
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The act of deliberately pestering or annoying someone
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A throbbing or palpitating movement or rhythm
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Advice or counseling, typically in the form of a cautionary warning
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A force under the influence of which objects or people are drawn to each other
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The power to influence a person or situation
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Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources
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The action of squeezing something
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To persuade forcefully
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“It may be possible to pressure him into stepping down.”
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To (attempt to) influence, persuade or pressure someone, typically politically
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To pressure or make heavy demands on
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To implore or make a request for
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To cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
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To be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
Adjective
Involving the application of (great) pressure
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