pressurenounuk /ˈpreʃ.ər/ us /ˈpreʃ.ɚ/
pressure noun (PUSHING)
- If you apply pressure to a cut it's meant to stop the bleeding.
- She tried to cure the pain in my knee by putting manual pressure on the joint.
- The alarm is activated by the lightest pressure.
- My ankle is extremely painful if I put any pressure on it.
- The vacuum inside the tube caused it to implode when the external air pressure was increased.
pressure noun (PERSUADING)
- They are putting pressure on the government to equalize state pension ages between men and women.
- Some managers exert considerable pressure on their staff to work extra hours without being paid.
- He's putting pressure on me to change my mind.
- Despite renewed pressure to give up the occupied territory, they will not yield.
- Her confession could not be admitted as evidence because it was given under pressure from the police.
pressureverb [T]uk /ˈpreʃ.ər/ us /ˈpreʃ.ɚ/ US UK pressurize