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duress

noun [U] uk   /djʊˈres/  us   /duː-/ formal
threats used to force a person to do something: He claimed that he signed the confession under duress.
Translations of “duress”
in Chinese (Traditional) 威脅,脅迫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 威胁,胁迫…
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