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pressure

Definitions


[ˈprɛʃə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it
(e.g: the gate was buckling under the pressure of the crowd outside)

- the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
(e.g: backbenchers put pressure on the government to provide safeguards)


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Origin:
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pressura, from press- ‘pressed’, from the verb premere (see press)


[ˈprɛʃə], (Verb)

Definitions:
- attempt to persuade or coerce (someone) into doing something
(e.g: it might be possible to pressure him into resigning)


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