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English definition of “pressure”

pressure

verb [T]   /ˈpreʃ.ər/ US  // mainly US
to strongly persuade someone to do something they do not want to do: She was pressured into joining the club.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuadingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of pressure verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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