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stress

noun
 
 
/stres/
WORRY [C, U] B1 feelings of worry caused by difficult situations such as problems at work: work-related stress Regular exercise can help reduce stress. She's been under a lot of stress recently.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
IMPORTANCE [U] special importance that you give to something: At school, they laid great stress on academic achievement.Stressing and emphasizing
PHYSICAL FORCE [C, U] physical force on something: Jogging puts a lot of stress on your knee joints.Energy, force and powerPower and intensity
STRONG PART [U] B2 the emphasis you put on one part of a word: In the word 'blanket', the stress is on the first syllable.Stressing and emphasizing
(Definition of stress noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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