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pressure

noun  us   /ˈpreʃ·ər/

pressure noun (FORCE)

[C/U] the force produced by pressing against something: [U] air/blood/water pressure physics [C/U] Pressure is also the force that is put on a surface with reference to the area of the surface.

pressure noun (INFLUENCE)

[C/U] a strong, often threatening influence on an organization or person: [C] Competitive pressures will force the company to sell off its factories. [C/U] If you put pressure on someone, you try to cause that person to do something by persuading or threatening them: [U] They put a lot of pressure on him to resign.

pressure noun (WORRY)

[U] worry and fear caused by the feeling that you have too many responsibilities and cares: I like this job – there’s not so much pressure to produce every day.
pressure
verb [T]  us   /ˈpreʃ·ər/
She was pressured into signing the agreement.
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