Nouns (11)
n. a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
n. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
n. [the exertion of force on something]
pressure sensation, pressure
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"
force per unit area, pressure level, pressure
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"
air pressure, atmospheric pressure, pressure
n. the pressure exerted by the atmosphere
Verbs (8)
pressure, blackjack, blackmail
v. exert pressure on someone through threats
force, pressure, squeeze, hale, coerce
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)
n. the condition of being essential or indispensable
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"
bear, carry, hold
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
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"
v. make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her"
wrench, wring
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
bond, attach, tie, bind
v. create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
require, need, want
v. have need of; "This piano wants the attention of a competent tuner"
jimmy, lever, prize, prise, pry
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"
force, storm
v. take by force; "Storm the fort"
v. urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
exert force on, do forcibly, force
v. do forcibly; exert force; "Don't force it!"
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