French translation of 'pressure'
1. (= force produced by pressing) pression f
the slightest pressure la plus petite pression
to apply firm pressure to sth appliquer une forte pression sur qch
2. (= force of gas or liquid) pression f
atmospheric pressure pression atmosphérique
high pressure haute pression
low pressure basse pression
3. (= forceful persuasion) pression f
there’s a lot of pressure on him il est soumis à de nombreuses pressions
There is a lot of pressure on him to resign. Il est soumis à de nombreuses pressions visant à le faire démissionner.
to put pressure on sb mettre la pression sur qn
to put pressure on sb to do sth mettre la pression sur qn pour qu’il fasse qch
He may have put pressure on her to agree. Il a peut-être fait pression sur elle pour qu’elle accepte.
The boss is putting pressure on me to finish this by Friday. Le patron me met la pression pour que je finisse ça vendredi au plus tard.
to be under pressure from sb subir des pressions de la part de qn
Its government is under pressure from the European Commission. Son gouvernement subit des pressions de la part de la Commission européenne.
to be under pressure to do sth subir des pressions pour faire qch
4. (= stress) pression f
I couldn’t stand the pressure. Je ne pouvais pas supporter la pression.
under pressure (with stress) sous pression
Can you work under pressure? Êtes-vous capable de travailler sous pression ?
to be under a lot of pressure être soumis à une forte pression
He’s under a lot of pressure at work. Il est soumis à une forte pression au travail.
the pressures of modern life les tensions de la vie moderne
mettre la pression sur
My parents are pressuring me. Mes parents me mettent la pression.
Don’t pressure me. Ne me bouscule pas.
to pressure sb to do sth mettre la pression sur qn pour qu’il fasse qch
to pressure sb for sth pousser qn à qch
His boss did not pressure him for results. Son patron ne le poussait pas aux résultats. ⧫ Son patron ne le pressait pas d’obtenir des résultats.
to pressure sb for an answer pousser qn à donner une réponse
to pressure sb into doing sth pousser qn à faire qch
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Example Sentences Including 'pressure'
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Who knows what pressure that may bring on a hapless opponent?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
But does the offer of a charitable donation put me under moral pressure to return the survey?Times, Sunday Times (2007)
But not long after scrubbing up, the pressure gets too much for her and she passes out.The Sun (2016)
Cutting back helps keep cholesterol and blood pressure normal.The Sun (2015)
Now apply pressure through your palms and slowly extend both your arms in front of you.The Sun (2016)
That pressure is only likely to increase.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The pressure on places is going up.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There is pressure to agree fixed prices or discounts.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
You cannot protect the environment unless you have that democratic space to pressure and demand.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Your symptoms are more suggestive of an air pressure issue inside your middle ear cavity.The Sun (2015)
Until now it had remained unused so that the hospital complex should get the pressure.Bomber (2006 (1970))
An area of high pressure is blocking their direct route to the finish line so they are both having to plot a way north.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
But other players could come into the side, perform well and put pressure on his place.The Sun (2016)
In many ways playing only one format puts pressure on you.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
They are fantastic clubs with lots of money and terrific players but the demand and pressure when you come to this club is huge.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Do you feel the pressure of your age?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The pressure is just something that you have to deal with.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
In these rare situations correction of the underlying fault may return the pressure to normal.BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)
Bank of England bosses will snub pressure to raise them when they meet this week.The Sun (2014)
Bank officials were not the only ones under pressure.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
He said that when it came to take-off, this allowed the skier to go forward with the air pressure forcing the skis up.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Nine million don't take their hour off due to a heavy workload and pressure from the boss.The Sun (2007)
Our partner may be harassed and grumpy with work pressures or trying to make ends meet.The Sun (2016)
Perhaps they were feeling the pressure of being expected to do the business in the second innings of the game.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The Mayor tried to step up the pressure on the Government yesterday.The Sun (2011)
The same pressure will apply to other foreign policy fields.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
There is undoubtedly pressure from Government to curb prices.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
They have put pressure on her to sign away visiting rights to her daughter.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
Try not to feel under pressure or think you have failed.The Sun (2017)
We are all under subtle pressure to be forced to be green.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
We recognise the pressure facing police forces but in this case, difficulties in one public service can have huge implications for another.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We should keep the pressure on and get as many goals as possible.The Sun (2006)
It will remain overcast and perhaps wet at first as the remnants of our low pressure area eases away.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Snow became a feature from midweek as an area of low pressure eased eastwards.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We know the peer pressures that force the individual to step back into the crowd.Christianity Today (2000)
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'pressure' in Other Languages
British English: pressure /ˈprɛʃə/ NOUN
force Pressure is the force produced when you press hard on something.
Put pressure on the cut to stop the bleeding.
- American English: pressure
- Arabic: ضَغْط
- Brazilian Portuguese: pressão
- Chinese: 压力
- Croatian: pritisak
- Czech: tlak
- Danish: tryk belastning
- Dutch: druk
- European Spanish: presión
- Finnish: paine
- French: pression
- German: Druck
- Greek: πίεση
- Italian: pressione
- Japanese: 圧力
- Korean: 압력
- Norwegian: trykk
- Polish: ciśnienie
- European Portuguese: pressão
- Romanian: presiune
- Russian: давление
- Spanish: presión
- Swedish: tryck
- Thai: ความกดดัน
- Turkish: basınç
- Ukrainian: тиск
- Vietnamese: áp suất
British English: pressure /ˈprɛʃə/ VERB
If you pressure someone to do something, you try forcefully to persuade them to do it.
He is pressuring her to get married.
- American English: pressure
- Arabic: يَضْغَط
- Brazilian Portuguese: pressionar
- Chinese: 施加压力
- Croatian: vršiti pritisak
- Czech: činit nátlak
- Danish: trykke belaste
- Dutch: onder druk zetten
- European Spanish: presionar
- Finnish: painostaa
- French: faire pression
- German: unter Druck setzen
- Greek: ασκώ πίεση
- Italian: esercitare pressione
- Japanese: 圧力を加える
- Korean: 압력을 가하다
- Norwegian: legge press på
- Polish: nakłonić
- European Portuguese: pressionar
- Romanian: a forța
- Russian: оказывать давление
- Spanish: presionar
- Swedish: utöva påtryckning
- Thai: กดดันให้ทำ แรงกดดัน
- Turkish: baskı yapmak
- Ukrainian: тиснути
- Vietnamese: gây áp lực
British English: pressure NOUN
on person If there is pressure on a person, someone is trying to persuade or force them to do something.
He may have put pressure on her to agree.
Translation of pressure from the Collins English to French Dictionary