Meaning of “pressure” - Learner’s Dictionary

pressure

noun us uk /ˈpreʃər/
He said he would not pander to public pressure.These children are under remorseless pressure to succeed.The President is under pressure to resign.She refused to leave him, in the face of increasing pressure from friends and family.The government are refusing to bow to public pressure.
MAKE SOMEONE DO [ U ]

B2 attempts to make someone do something by arguing, persuading, etc:

public/political pressure
[ + to do sth ] Teachers are under / increasing pressure to work longer hours.
The government is facing pressure from environmental campaigners.
PROBLEMS [ C, U ]

B2 difficult situations that make you feel worried or unhappy:

the pressures of work
He's been under / a lot of pressure recently.
LIQUID/GAS [ C, U ]

the force that a liquid or gas produces when it presses against an area:

water pressure
PUSH [ U ]

B2 the force that you produce when you push something

put pressure on sb

B2 to try to force someone to do something:

[ + to do sth ] They're putting pressure on me to make a decision.
→ See also blood pressure , peer pressure

(Definition of “pressure noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)