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pressure

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈpreʃər/
a situation in which someone tries to make someone else do something by arguing, persuading, etc.: public/political pressure The guidelines were imposed under pressure from Congress.
a difficult situation, or the worried feeling that such a situation can give you: pressure on sb She's got a lot of pressure on her at work just now. He doesn't work well under pressure. The pressures of work are making her depressed.
put pressure on sb/sth to put someone or something in a difficult situation, or to try and persuade or force someone to do something: Analysts said the lack of supply would undoubtedly put pressure on prices.
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