Meaning of STRESS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ stres ]

( stresses, stressing, stressed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If you stress a point in a discussion, you put extra emphasis on it because you think it is important.

The spokesman stressed that the measures did not amount to an overall ban...

They also stress the need for improved employment opportunities, better transport and health care...

‘We’re not saying we’re outside and above all this,’ he stresses.

= emphasize

VERB : V that , V n , V with quote

Stress is also a noun.

Japanese car makers are laying ever more stress on European sales.

= emphasis

N-VAR : N on n


If you feel under stress , you feel worried and tense because of difficulties in your life.

Katy could think clearly when not under stress...

...a wide range of stress-related problems.

N-VAR : oft under N


Stresses are strong physical pressures applied to an object.

Earthquakes happen when stresses in rock are suddenly released as the rocks fracture.



If you stress a word or part of a word when you say it, you put emphasis on it so that it sounds slightly louder.

‘Sit down,’ she replied, stressing each word.

VERB : V n

Stress is also a noun.

...the misplaced stress on the first syllable of this last word.


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