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"distressed" in British English

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distressedadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈstrest/
C1 upset or ​worried: She was deeply distressed by the ​news of his ​death. having ​problems because of having too little ​money: They are taking ​steps to ​stimulatebusinessdevelopment in (​economically) distressed ​areas of the ​country. a distressed ​material has been ​treated to make it ​look as if it has been used for a ​longtime: distressed ​denim distressed ​leatherchairs
(Definition of distressed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"distressed" in Business English

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distressedadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈstrest/
FINANCE distressed ​debts, etc. are ​sold to ​investors at very ​lowprices because there is a high ​risk that the ​companyowing them will be unable to ​pay them back. Investors ​buy them because they hope to get back more from the ​companyowing the ​money than they have ​paid for the ​debts: The Texas-based ​firmbuys distressed ​assets from ​financialinstitutions and ​liquidates them at a ​profit.
COMMERCE distressed ​goods, etc. are ​sold at very ​lowprices in ​order to get rid of them, for ​example, because they are ​damaged or belonged to a ​bankruptcompany: Many ​liquidatorssell a ​variety of distressed ​merchandise by the ​pallet, lot or ​truckload at below ​wholesaleprices.
(Definition of distressed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “distressed”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使烦乱, 使焦虑,使忧虑, 拮据的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使煩亂, 使焦慮,使憂慮, 拮据的…
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