Results for: pressure
1. the state of pressing or being pressed
2. the exertion of force by one body on the surface of another
3. a moral force that compels to bring pressure to bear
4. an urgent claim or demand or series of urgent claims or demands to work under pressure
5. a burdensome condition that is hard to bear the pressure of grief
6. (Physics / General Physics) the normal force applied to a unit area of a surface, usually measured in pascals (newtons per square metre), millibars, torr, or atmospheres. Symbol p, P
7. (Physics / General Physics) short for atmospheric pressure, blood pressure
1. (tr) to constrain or compel, as by the application of moral force
2. another word for pressurize
[from Late Latin pressūra a pressing, from Latin premere to press]
pressure /prr/ n. 1 [U] application of force against s.t.: Air pressure in the tire keeps it inflated. 2 [U] measurement of that force: The pressure in that tire should be 32 pounds.||He has high blood pressure. 3 [U] atmospheric pressure: A low-pressure front moved into our area, bringing rain. 4 [U] application of influence on s.o., sometimes with the threat of a penalty: The people put pressure on the government to lower taxes or be voted out of office. 5 [C] tension, a feeling of being pushed to do things: The pressure of meeting deadlines in her job causes her to sleep poorly. 6 under pressure: in an atmosphere of tension: Some people perform well under pressure, but I dont.
v. [T] -sured, -suring, -sures to apply pressure to s.o.: Her boss pressured her to finish the report by Friday.
Thesaurus: pressure n. 4 demands | coercion 5 stress, strain.
v. to force, coerce | twist s.o.s arm.