Meaning of “stressed (out)” in the English Dictionary

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"stressed (out)" in British English

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stressed (out)adjective [ after verb ]

uk /ˌstrest ˈaʊt/ us /ˌstrest ˈaʊt/

B1 worried and nervous:

She's been feeling very stressed since she started her new job.
I was really stressed out before finals.

More examples

  • I've got too much to do and I'm completely stressed out.
  • He's been very stressed at work recently.
  • Everyone gets stressed from time to time.
  • She seemed a bit stressed and I wondered if she was coping.
  • I'd been working flat out and was stressed out.

(Definition of “stressed (out)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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