Meaning of PRESSURE in English

(~s, pressuring, ~d)

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 ~ was enough to open it...

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



The ~ 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 ~ dropped dramatically...

N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl


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

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

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

N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl


If you are experiencing ~, 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 ~?...

The ~s of modern life are great.

N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl


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

He will never ~ you to get married...

The Government should not be ~d into making hasty decisions...

Don’t ~ me...

His boss did not ~ him for results.

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


You’re likely to feel anxious and ~d.

ADJ: usu v-link ADJ


see also blood ~

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