n. difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension; "she endured the stresses and strains of life"; "he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson
stress, tenseness, tension
n. (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense; "he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension"; "stress is a vasoconstrictor"
focus, stress
n. special emphasis attached to something; "the stress was more on accuracy than on speed"
accentuate, accent, stress
v. put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
emphasise, accentuate, accent, punctuate, emphasize, stress
v. to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
stress, strain, try
v. test the limits of; "You are trying my patience!"
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straining, strain
n. an intense or violent exertion
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"
anxiousness, anxiety
n. (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
n. control of your emotions; "this kind of tension is not good for my nerves"
n. injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
grandness, importance
n. a prominent status; "a person of importance"
v. apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent; "highlight the area above your eyebrows"
spite, offend, bruise, injure, wound, hurt
v. hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
take over, repeat
v. do over; "They would like to take it over again"
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