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Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain
“Several qualified female staff expressed intense feelings of distress associated with restraining patients.”
Difficulty caused by lack of money
“Both these parasitical forms of life are causing distress and hardship to average, hard-working Bermudians.”
The state of a ship or aircraft when in danger or difficulty and needing help
“At the seaside, the coastguard reported a number of false alarms when ships mistook fireworks for distress flares.”
To upset badly
“He had done every possible act to bother and distress her, including his attempt of a confession of love to her.”
“So, I hereby grant you permission to paint that table, to distress it, to weather it, to paint it pink and stencil flowers around the edge if that pleases you.”
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