Pressure - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin
- the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
- exert pressure on someone through threats (syn: blackjack, blackmail)
Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
The pressure of the compressed air inside the chamber
The animal's jaws can exert a pressure of more than 750 pounds per square inch.
The horse will respond to the slightest pressure of a rider's knee.
The fruit yields to gentle pressure when it's ripe.
The normal air pressure at sea level
He gave in to the social pressures to act and dress like everybody else.
She felt a constant pressure to earn more money.
...his father pressured him to go out for the swim team...
She kicked at the door with her foot, and the pressure was enough to open it.
The pressure of his fingers had relaxed.
The best way to treat such bleeding is to apply firm pressure.
Warm air is now being drawn in from another high pressure area over the North Sea.
They are putting pressure on people to vote yes.
The minister was under pressure to resign.
present participle: pressuring
past tense: pressured
past participle: pressured
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