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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 a constant pressure on the gas while it expands.”
A sense of stressful urgency caused by having too many demands on one's time or resources
“Angry parents say the delay has piled on pressure at an already stressful time.”
The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
“We are facing increasing pressure from shareholders demanding profits and wanting to see readership figures.”
To persuade forcefully
“It may be possible to pressure him into stepping down.”
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