Pressure

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Definition

the pressure: the urgent demands; the stress; the 'heat' (figurative)
noun
Santa was under a great deal of pressure trying to deliver all those presents in one night.

to pressure: to force, to encourage someone to do something
verb
They're trying to pressure me into signing the contract, but I don't want to.

Examples

  • "I'm being pressured by my colleagues at city hall to ignore those applications and simply build some government offices."
  • "There is a great deal of pressure for American companies to adhere to International Human Rights Standards."
  • "There is a great deal of pressure for American companies to adhere to international human rights standards."

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