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English definition of “pressure point”

pressure point

noun [C] uk   us  

pressure point noun [C] (BODY)

a place on the body where an artery (= tube carrying blood from the heart) is close to the surface of the skin, where it can be pressed to partly stop the flow of bloodThe circulatory system and blood

pressure point noun [C] (SITUATION)

a place or situation that is likely to cause trouble: Hospitals are a pressure point for the entire health system.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
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