Stress someone out

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Definition

to stress (someone) out: to make (someone) feel nervous or worried
verb
Sometimes having meetings with Icarus stresses me out. I often feel nervous and worried.
Kevin seems stressed out today. Look at him, he looks really anxious and he's sweating.

Examples

  • "I have to get these figures from our California retail stores into this spreadsheet, out of that printer, and then onto Philip's desk in the next six minutes, and you are really stressing me out!"
  • "Polly : Yeah, this phone call is stressing me out a little bit."
  • "You'll achieve nothing acting like that, and you're stressing me out."

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