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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Force of pushing or of weight. Also: A condition of trouble or strain that is hard to bear.

Usage examples (42)
  • When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
  • The public brought pressure to bear on the government
  • He used pressure to stop the bleeding
  • The compressed gas exerts an increased pressure for more
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