Meaning of PRESSURE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ preʃə(r) ]

( pressures, pressuring, pressured)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Pressure is force that you produce when you press hard on something.

She kicked at the door with her foot, and the pressure was enough to open it...

The best way to treat such bleeding is to apply firm pressure.



The pressure in a place or container is the force produced by the quantity of gas or liquid in that place or container.

The window in the cockpit had blown in and the pressure dropped dramatically...

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl


If there is pressure on a person, someone is trying to persuade or force them to do something.

He may have put pressure on her to agree...

Its government is under pressure from the European Commission...

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl


If you are experiencing pressure , you feel that you must do a lot of tasks or make a lot of decisions in very little time, or that people expect a lot from you.

Can you work under pressure?...

The pressures of modern life are great.

N-UNCOUNT : also N in pl


If you pressure someone to do something, you try forcefully to persuade them to do it.

He will never pressure you to get married...

The Government should not be pressured into making hasty decisions...

Don’t pressure me...

His boss did not pressure him for results.

VERB : V n to-inf , be V-ed into -ing , V n , V n for n

• pres‧sured

You’re likely to feel anxious and pressured.

ADJ : usu v-link ADJ


see also blood pressure

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