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Try not to feel under pressure or think you have failed. The Sun (2017)Our partner may be harassed and grumpy with work pressures or trying to make ends meet. The Sun (2016)They have put pressure on her to sign away visiting rights to her daughter. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Now apply pressure through your palms and slowly extend both your arms in front of you. The Sun (2016)But other players could come into the side, perform well and put pressure on his place. The Sun (2016)But not long after scrubbing up, the pressure gets too much for her and she passes out. The Sun (2016)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)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)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)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)In many ways playing only one format puts pressure on you. Times, Sunday Times (2012)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)In these rare situations correction of the underlying fault may return the pressure to normal. BMA Family Doctor Guide - Heart Disease (1989)Do you feel the pressure of your age? Times, Sunday Times (2013)We should keep the pressure on and get as many goals as possible. The Sun (2006)Who knows what pressure that may bring on a hapless opponent? Times, Sunday Times (2010)That pressure is only likely to increase. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pressure on places is going up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But does the offer of a charitable donation put me under moral pressure to return the survey? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pressure is just something that you have to deal with. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You cannot protect the environment unless you have that democratic space to pressure and demand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The same pressure will apply to other foreign policy fields. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Your symptoms are more suggestive of an air pressure issue inside your middle ear cavity. The Sun (2015)There is pressure to agree fixed prices or discounts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Bank officials were not the only ones under pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are all under subtle pressure to be forced to be green. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Cutting back helps keep cholesterol and blood pressure normal. The Sun (2015)Until now it had remained unused so that the hospital complex should get the pressure. BomberIt will remain overcast and perhaps wet at first as the remnants of our low pressure area eases away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps they were feeling the pressure of being expected to do the business in the second innings of the game. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is undoubtedly pressure from Government to curb prices. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Bank of England bosses will snub pressure to raise them when they meet this week. The Sun (2014)Nine million don't take their hour off due to a heavy workload and pressure from the boss. The Sun (2007)The Mayor tried to step up the pressure on the Government yesterday. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'pressure'
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
- Latin American 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
- Latin American 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.
Definition of pressure from the Collins English Dictionary
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