Nouns (11)
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pressure
n. a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
pressure
n. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
Pressure
n. [the exertion of force on something]
pressure, pressure sensation
n. the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
pressure, pressure level, force per unit area
n. the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
atmospheric pressure, air pressure, pressure
n. the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
Verbs (8)
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blackmail, blackjack, pressure
v. exert pressure on someone through threats
coerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, force
v. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
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Fuzzynyms (29)
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necessity
n. the condition of being essential or indispensable
tension
n. (physics) a stress that produces an elongation of an elastic physical body; "the direction of maximum tension moves asymptotically toward the direction of the shear"
hold, carry, bear
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
make
v. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
intimidate
v. make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
wring, wrench
v. twist and compress, as if in pain or anguish; "Wring one's hand"
take out
v. remove something from a container or an enclosed space
bind, tie, attach, bond
v. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
compel
v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
want, need, require
v. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy
v. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
storm, force
v. take by force; "Storm the fort"
drive
v. urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
force, do forcibly, exert force on
v. do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
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