pressure Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "pressure" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

pressurenoun

 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.
(Definition of pressure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pressure?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “pressure” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More