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duressnoun [U]

 us   /dʊˈres/
threats used to ​force a ​person to do something: He ​signed the ​contract under duress.
(Definition of duress from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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duressnoun [U]

uk   us   /djʊˈres/ LAW
threats used to ​force someone to do something: Clarke's ​defence involved ​claims of duress and ​allegations he had been framed by the ​police. He ​claimed he had been ​acting under duress.
(Definition of duress from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “duress”
in Chinese (Simplified) 威胁,胁迫…
in Chinese (Traditional) 威脅,脅迫…
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