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Noun
The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
“The mass loaded on the piston exerts constant pressure on the gas while it expands.”
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A sense of stressful urgency caused by having too many demands on one's time or resources
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“Angry parents say the delay has increased the pressure on them at an already stressful time.”
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The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
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“We are facing increasing pressure from shareholders demanding profits and wanting to see readership figures.”
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Something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
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Mental or emotional strain
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A person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
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The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
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Urgency of manner or words
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An urgent need or demand
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The process by which something is kneaded
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The action or process of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something
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An general act of touching someone or something
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The act of deliberately pestering or annoying someone
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Advice or counseling aimed at resolving a problem
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Weight
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The regular throbbing of the heart, an artery etc.
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Exhaustive questioning
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A situation or action that tempts someone to do something or makes a particular outcome likely
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The power to influence a person or situation
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Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources
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The action of squeezing something
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An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action
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Verb
To persuade forcefully
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“It may be possible to pressure him into stepping down.”
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Press for political action
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To pressure or make heavy demands on
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To implore or make a request for
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To cause mental or emotional strain or tension in
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(usually of an object) To physically strain, or to apply force as to cause strain
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To be on the verge of inflicting harm or danger
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To extort something, especially money, from someone by putting them under strong pressure
Adjective
Minority or alternative
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