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a pressure gauge
▪ He checked the pressure gauge on the oxygen cylinder.
a pressure group (=one that tries to make the government do something)
▪ Friends of the Earth is Britain’s leading environmental pressure group.
bear the strain/pressure
▪ Mark couldn’t bear the pressure of the job any longer.
blood pressure (=the force with which blood moves through your body)
▪ High blood pressure increases the risk of a heart attack.
blood pressure
▪ high blood pressure
bow to public pressure
▪ Congress may bow to public pressure and lift the arms embargo.
buckle under the pressure/strain/weight
▪ A weaker person would have buckled under the weight of criticism.
check/take sb’s blood pressure (=measure it)
▪ The nurse will take your blood pressure.
diplomatic pressure
▪ Riots followed and there was diplomatic pressure on the government to assert its authority.
ease the pressure/burden
▪ This should ease the burden on busy teachers.
exert pressure
▪ Did Democratic leaders exert pressure on their colleagues to vote for the new law?
gentle pressure
▪ the gentle pressure of Jill’s hand
intense pressure
▪ The Prime Minister is under intense pressure to call a general election.
intolerable burden/strain/pressure
▪ Caring for an elderly relative can become an intolerable burden.
mounting pressure
▪ There was mounting pressure on him to resign.
peer pressure
▪ Teenagers often start smoking because of peer pressure.
pressure cooker
▪ the pressure cooker of soccer management
pressure group
▪ environmental pressure groups
pressure point
▪ a pressure point for racial tension
pressure washer
relieve pressure
▪ Doctors should have inserted a needle into the lungs to relieve the pressure.
resist pressure
▪ The Chancellor resisted pressure to increase taxes.
Succumbing to pressure
Succumbing to pressure from the chemical industry, Governor Blakely amended the regulations.
the air pressure
▪ The air pressure had dropped.
the tyre pressure (=the force of the air in a tyre)
▪ Have you checked the tyre pressure?
▪ She’s been under a lot of pressure at work.
undue pressure/stress/strain etc
▪ Exercise gently and avoid putting yourself under undue strain.
yield to...pressure
▪ Further action may be necessary if the leaders do not yield to diplomatic pressure.
▪ During the 1980s building societies found themselves under increasing competitive pressure.
▪ We live in a global marketplace, which puts enormous competitive pressure on our economic institutions.
▪ The competitive pressures we saw in 1992 as a result of the continuing over capacity in our industry will remain.
▪ After years of expansion, it is coming under competitive pressure to reduce costs.
▪ However, many regional brewers are now coming under increasing competitive pressure.
▪ Low inflation, competitive pressure and a continued focus on fiscal austerity depress projected raises, Hewitt says.
▪ I have discussed international competition, but of course there are also competitive pressures within the national economy.
▪ For the first time in 1993, the RBOCs confronted increasing competitive pressures in certain local services they had monopolized for decades.
▪ The fresh disclosures will increase the already considerable pressure on the university to halt the sale plan.
▪ Once his political affiliation was declared as Republican, Powell came under considerable pressure to run against Bill Clinton in 1996.
▪ The consequence of all this is that there are considerable social pressures towards increased educational provision.
▪ Some may experience considerable pressure to meet technical or scientific goals within a short time or within a tight budget.
▪ Through the forum of the Zemsky sobor and through joint petitions they were able to exert considerable pressure upon state policy.
▪ Just-in-time learning puts considerable pressure on organizations to figure out what training to provide when, and where.
▪ This should be set so that it only comes out under considerable pressure.
▪ There is considerable pressure to use these waters for recreation, and they receive much disturbance.
▪ Considerably greater downward pressure is required than for planing wood.
▪ Supply tightness is likely to be alleviated as the year progresses, putting downward pressure on prices.
▪ It could lead to a downward pressure on prices in some industries.
▪ This downward pressure may be increased by underwriters or accepting shareholders selling offeror shares in the market following the takeover.
▪ Super slow-motion replays appeared to show O'Driscoll did not apply downward pressure on the ball.
▪ Both exerted downward pressure on the sterling exchange rate.
▪ If this is not accommodated by capital inflows there will be downward pressure on income levels and subsequently increased unemployment.
▪ In both cases, management appears to have wrongly identified the primary cause of downward pressure on revenue and profit.
▪ Battery cages, like sow stalls, came from economic pressures in the days when cheapness was all.
▪ The economic pressure they could exert on the regimes that resist the masses' demand for democracy is enormous!
▪ Under President Reagan a further weapon seems to have been added to the arsenal of economic pressure.
▪ In addition, the United States is organizing a drive to heighten diplomatic and economic pressure.
▪ The distinction between threat and imposition of economic pressure is important since the threat can sometimes be sufficient to secure compliance.
▪ Personal economic pressures also are driving the sexes on to different political turf.
▪ She knew that she could put economic pressure on her neighbours to build up a bloc of states aligned to herself.
▪ These economic pressures were seconded by the intrusion of the state.
▪ This puts enormous pressures on staff, who don't always have enough time to do the stock checking.
▪ Parallel to the enormous pressure toward slimness runs the advertising of powerful interests who want to sell food.
▪ All the universities today are under enormous pressure financially.
▪ We live in a global marketplace, which puts enormous competitive pressure on our economic institutions.
▪ There is an enormous amount of pressure on me.
▪ For some time now, the smokers of the world have been submitted to enormous pressure regarding their habit.
▪ Pupils and staff were under enormous pressure.
▪ This new and expanded role for employees will exert enormous pressures on employees and companies alike to invest in education and retraining.
▪ The securities industry also demonstrates particularly well the dangers of going international as a result of external pressure rather than internally-perceived opportunities.
▪ There were many new external pressures to be considered.
▪ As an external pressure, if only one to which it might be politic to submit, it certainly is different.
▪ Secondly, each system is able to respond to internal and external pressures, and indeed must do so.
▪ It is small wonder that he sought quiet and freedom from external pressure to follow his inner vision.
▪ What weight is to be attached to environmental and other external pressures in understanding how its members live together?
▪ Linked to the increase in external pressures is the increase in the young person's own natural questioning of authority.
▪ Boiling occurs when the vapour pressure of the liquid equals the external pressure.
▪ Increasing financial pressures also require personal injury practices to refine their economic assumptions.
▪ The problem worsens with the relentless financial pressures for immediate performance in the short run.
▪ The state should plan the growth of the economy and not be constrained by artificial financial pressures.
▪ The financial pressure will simply find another way in which to express itself.
▪ PacTel said competition, not the spin-off, has caused financial pressures.
▪ We will increase the time they have for each patient by reversing the financial pressures to take on too many patients.
▪ The survey suggests that all of this competitive fervor is taking a toll, and that financial pressures are paramount.
▪ In the great pressure for profits, the large stores are using their muscle to get their share of the market.
▪ We decided to praise a couple who did their job under great pressure.
▪ Many fishermen have done well in recent years but they now face great pressure on the fish stocks.
▪ Capital availability is scarce and may give rise Co greater pressures to demonstrate results from investments in ReD.
▪ Inflatables do not need great pressure to keep them hard enough for the sea.
▪ Introductions to taped pieces and live shots have to set up the material properly and are usually written under great pressure.
▪ Hoffman was under great pressure to work fast and took measurements over two full days.
▪ The greater the economic impact of the single currency, the greater the pressure for and chance of further harmonization.
▪ Outside, there was arm-twisting and heavy pressure as the Tory whips rounded on potential rebels.
▪ Grant arrived on the battlefield to find the Federals under heavy pressure all along their front.
▪ However, she is under heavy pressure to accept cuts of £2 billion.
▪ Managed-care companies that had kept prices low to attract new customers are under heavy pressure to increase earnings.
▪ I say again what I said before business questions, namely, that there is heavy pressure on the next two debates.
▪ San Diego collected four sacks and put heavy pressure on Hostetler throughout the game.
▪ In the event, under heavy Foreign Office pressure which she secretly resented, Mrs Thatcher gave way completely.
▪ The heavy pressure of the pen made each line appear engraved.
▪ At the top end of the thrust chamber the gas is not moving very fast, but exerting a high pressure.
▪ Salt can induce high blood pressure in some people.
▪ Patients with complete lesions are also unable to generate such high abdominal pressures.
▪ Carolyn Melton of Van Nuys received her first warning seven years ago: Lower the high blood pressure.
▪ The higher the pressure, the more gas dissolves in your body fluids.
▪ The higher the notes, the higher the blood pressure.
▪ Liquids can only be compressed a very small amount and then only under high pressures.
▪ Lock lid in place and cook at high pressure for 16 minutes.
▪ Government also jumped on the bandwagon, first with wage restraint policies and later with restrictive monetary policies to reduce inflationary pressures.
▪ A national economy that is expanding without creating inflationary pressures that would force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.
▪ Many are dependent on remittances from migrant relatives. Inflationary pressures on the standard of living are now substantial.
▪ Moderating economic expansion in recent months has reduced potential inflationary pressures going forward.
▪ So they tended to have chronic balance of payments surpluses, which stoked up inflationary pressure by maintaining high demand for goods.
▪ Tietmeyer said continued reduction in the public deficit is another plank of reducing long-term inflationary pressures.
▪ The labour market is still tight; other inflationary pressures have yet to abate.
▪ They believe that the reduced spending from the government will reduce inflationary pressures.
▪ Reading cracked under intense pressure again after 69 minutes.
▪ That remained the plan until the intense pressures surrounding this incident arose in May.
▪ But not even Barnes could break down a Springbok side able to absorb the most intense pressure and punish every error.
▪ The girl was put under intense pressure from prosecutors to carry forward her accusation.
▪ Fleischmann and Pons believed that they had stumbled on another way - intense pressures provided by the natural make-up of solid palladium.
▪ He kept Philip's intense pressure at bay.
▪ Rovers began to tire under intense pressure from the St Helens pack.
▪ The former All Black prop is under intense pressure to produce a win.
▪ They need our help now more than ever before to exert massive international pressure on the governments, institutions and companies involved.
▪ There will be no more investigations, and no more international pressure on Gadhafi.
▪ It rested, inpart, on an ability to neutralize international pressures.
▪ Thus the region again owed its destiny to international pressures, as it had for centuries.
▪ Perhaps international pressure can stop this environmental disaster.
▪ When legislative elections were held in 1990 under domestic and international pressure, the opposition party won 392 of 485 contested seats.
▪ The other two could face their accusers, however, if the political will is there and international pressure is applied.
▪ Many today would argue that international pressures to regulate less and tax less are good pressures, not bad pressures.
▪ They mistreat those in a lower rank, pressure us unnecessarily hinting that they will sue us or call on our superiors.
▪ Remove from heat and lower pressure using the cold-water-release method.
▪ The left-hand graph shows that at low pressure the volume of a fixed amount of gas is high.
▪ The symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include high fever, a rash, vomiting and low blood pressure.
▪ The distribution system is a low pressure hot water one operating by gravity.
▪ The disturbances were caused by an upper level low pressure that moved over the northern part of the state Monday.
▪ The decision to use this low pressure was partly based on engineering constraints.
▪ If the solute has a lower pressure than the solvent, then the vapour pressure is reduced.
▪ Under political pressure, and inpart because the banks are in any case controlled by their customers, the banks usually comply.
▪ But they said the organized process of the advisory council w ill create political pressure for the supervisors to heed the recommendations.
▪ Its final ending, brought about by external political pressure, is marked by Shklovsky's recantation published in January 1930.
▪ Only press exposure and political pressure saved her from a court-martial; she has instead been less-than-honorably discharged.
▪ Are you going to use your local agents or staff, a debt collector, a solicitor, political pressure or what?
▪ Here we bring together a set of problems that may frustrate stabilization policy: lags, rational expectations, and political pressures.
▪ There has been no political pressure from the Foreign Office or elsewhere to prevent the exhibition.
▪ And yet the need is still there for the continued political and social pressure that affirmative-action programs represent.
▪ Mar Lodge has proved that even the most intransigent of ministers will begin to bend to public pressure.
▪ The group announced an advertising campaign to bring public pressure on lawmakers to sign the pledge.
▪ Often, only government action or intense public pressure makes big business change behaviour.
▪ For more than two years, the authorities hunted for the kidnapper. Public pressure demanded the case be solved.
▪ He said they were reacting to public pressure, and that the majority of people did not support Sunday opening.
▪ Forest Service officials are aware that public pressure may push them to artificially restore the forest, she said.
▪ New Aspiration, a prospective coalition partner, was already under public pressure against the inclusion of tainted politicians in the line-up.
▪ He faces mounting public pressure to resign.
▪ Personal uncertainty will combine with social pressure to encourage experiment.
▪ The social pressure has led to calls from several leading lawmakers and executives to postpone the introduction of the euro.
▪ The consequence of all this is that there are considerable social pressures towards increased educational provision.
▪ And yet the need is still there for the continued political and social pressure that affirmative-action programs represent.
▪ In addition, the organized networks could to a certain extent rely on intimidation and social pressure.
▪ The suffocation of social pressure, the idea of self-worth as defined by men, it all rings true.
▪ And always the social pressure to keep up to date and with the scene.
▪ There are few social or cultural pressures on her to conceive.
▪ Once such norms have been developed, there are strong pressures on people to conform to them.
▪ Mr Benquis faces strong political pressure to successfully wrap up both the investigation and any subsequent legal proceedings.
▪ Others argue that disinflationary forces are currently so strong that such pressures pose no threat.
▪ That creates strong pressure to emulate the best and so will lead to improved quality and efficiency.
▪ There was nevertheless strong pressure for hanging on.
▪ The markets have correctly judged where the strongest political pressures lie.
▪ Using strong down pressure, plane until the desired bevel has been obtained.
▪ Much stronger pressures and probably more decisive action was necessary in these circumstances.
▪ He brought undue pressure to bear on his parents by giving them an entirely misleading account of the documents.
▪ Will this be another undue pressure put on the assessment procedures?
▪ Your lists of goals should not put undue pressure on you; you should not feel stressed.
▪ They were not to put undue pressure on the peasants themselves, but only on their fellow subordinate collectors.
▪ First, she contended that her husband put her under undue pressure to sign and that she finally succumbed to the pressure.
▪ The judge's findings of fact on the undue pressure issue are, I think, less clear cut.
▪ Lifting very heavy weights can also raise your blood pressure considerably for a short time.
▪ Ratios could serve to guide the selection of age-specific blood pressure cutoff levels for treatment.
▪ He's supposed to have high blood pressure and shouldn't get too excited.
▪ In just two weeks their blood pressure came down a little.
▪ The two groups were strictly similar for all variables, especially for initial blood pressure and urinary albumin excretion.
▪ The higher the notes, the higher the blood pressure.
▪ What is the cost of an ulcer, high blood pressure and other ailments endemic in banking?
▪ For, like Max, he'd been over-anxious about his health: arthritis had plagued him, and high blood pressure.
▪ Good stainless steel pressure cookers cost around £40.
▪ Fearless until now, I suddenly remembered the reason why pressure cookers had fallen out of favor.
▪ Place the required amount of water and the beans or peas in the pressure cooker.
▪ Most experts agree that if you can afford it, you should buy one of the new generation of pressure cookers.
▪ Normally, most beans take about 45 minutes to cook, so allow 15 minutes in the pressure cooker.
▪ But the best, most magical moment was when I made risotto with the pressure cooker.
▪ Prestige's stainless steel pressure cooker with a Thermocore base allows you to produce delicious, complete meals in minutes.
▪ As such, it is intended to draw wider lessons about the workings of pressure groups in modern Britain.
▪ Or pressure groups like the Baby Milk Action Group which, among other things, campaigns against women being pressurised into bottle-feeding.
▪ It happens like this: a pressure group asserts that promotion of product X causes health hazards and demands a marketing code.
▪ Obviously, the government won't do anything, so we needed to create a pressure group.
▪ There is also the associated and delicate issue of contact between internal reformers and reforming pressure groups.
▪ The position is further complicated by the fact that pressure groups can be closely or even officially associated with parties.
▪ Consumer pressure groups are calling for legislation to force manufacturers to fit plugs on goods before they leave the factory.
▪ He is anxious that all demands for screening from pressure groups - of doctors or patients - should be weighed carefully.
▪ Any lack of required work effort by an individual will affect the immediate group bonus and so peer pressure can be significant.
▪ They discovered spectator peer pressure, fans nudging recalcitrant neighbors to participate.
▪ Carl Gunnersley, defending Khan, said his behaviour was also affected by drink and peer pressure.
▪ In part, the growth of peer pressure will result from revolutionary changes in pay practices.
▪ These findings highlight the importance of peer pressures in adolescence.
▪ However, unsophisticated people should not let peer pressure push them into a fad.
▪ First, there was the peer pressure from my colleagues.
▪ And they are given interpersonal strategies to avoid peer pressure to make these unhealthy choices.
▪ Examine your doors as a burglar would, and apply a little pressure top and bottom.
▪ The beauty of C4 is that you can apply pressure or heat and it will not detonate.
▪ If dissent is voiced, self-appointed mind-guards apply verbal and non-verbal pressure to isolate dissenters.
▪ While applying this pressure, the horse should not move or flinch away.
▪ Coach Tony Dungy, once an accomplished defensive coordinator, likes to apply pressure.
▪ Super slow-motion replays appeared to show O'Driscoll did not apply downward pressure on the ball.
▪ Keep a thumb lightly on the spool and apply pressure as the lure hits the water to avoid backlash.
▪ This would bring financial pressure to bear on his friends and family, and besides it was profitable.
▪ With all the pressure brought to bear upon them, both President Lincoln and General Halleck stood by me....
▪ That kind of pressure is difficult to bear, however self induced.
▪ Employers brought maximum pressure to bear on workers in order to restore order: recalcitrant strikers faced lock-outs.
▪ In London Channel 4 journalists and Insight News, the production company, brought pressure to bear.
▪ On his eastern border, Ine brought pressure to bear on the eastern Saxons who were sheltering exiles from his kingdom.
▪ Those groups have brought pressure to bear on government to provide resources or pursue policies to the benefit of their members.
▪ And the police chief would stay right in City Hall, bowing to political pressures.
▪ Chancellor Norman Lamont has bowed to pressure and will impose only a small rise on drinkers and smokers.
▪ In August he bowed to the pressure, put Elias Snider in charge, and made Beck one of the commissioners.
▪ Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki bowed to pressure from his supporters and formally declared his candidacy on Oct. 4.
▪ The governors, nevertheless, bowed to pressure from Republican congressional leaders not to call for reopening welfare legislation for major changes.
▪ He brought undue pressure to bear on his parents by giving them an entirely misleading account of the documents.
▪ The group announced an advertising campaign to bring public pressure on lawmakers to sign the pledge.
▪ This would bring financial pressure to bear on his friends and family, and besides it was profitable.
▪ Lock lid in place and bring to high pressure.
▪ In public sector schools in the late 1980s, shortages of government funding were bringing pressures to charge fees.
▪ Employers brought maximum pressure to bear on workers in order to restore order: recalcitrant strikers faced lock-outs.
▪ Nevertheless, the sheep ranchers had their rights, and brought added pressure on the Biological Survey for government intervention.
▪ Sometimes grants are awarded to ease exceptional pressures on families.
▪ He put a hand to his forehead to ease the pressure.
▪ The building will help ease the growing pressure on academic accommodation.
▪ Prompt response to requests would help to ease the pressure as would a concerted effort being made to increase membership.
▪ Channel 4 eased the pressure for space, but also led to more programmes competing for it.
▪ By easing cashflow pressures, it could help stimulate a change of culture in this potential growth area towards capital projects.
▪ According to the country's national water director Americo Muianga, its managers have opened floodgates to ease pressure on its structure.
▪ Small debts could rapidly mount up and begin to exert intolerable pressure on the relationship between husband and wife. 1.
▪ Similarly, at interest rates below Oi l, the excess demand for money exerts upward pressure on interest rates.
▪ A gas exerts pressure because its molecules are moving about rapidly and in random directions.
▪ This in turn had exerted the upward pressure on bank interest rates which the government was now trying to counter.
▪ As soon as we stop exerting ourselves the blood pressure returns to normal again.
▪ Later on I realised the extent to which the Soviet side could exert pressure on us in these matters.
▪ Through the forum of the Zemsky sobor and through joint petitions they were able to exert considerable pressure upon state policy.
▪ At light-speed, however, their very velocity gives them the ability to exert pressure.
▪ As the most expensive section of the labour force, middle-aged workers have faced very severe pressures to terminate their employment.
▪ But it was clear he would face mounting pressure to intervene from not only congressional leaders but travelers.
▪ Many fishermen have done well in recent years but they now face great pressure on the fish stocks.
▪ And I knew it was a diversity facing pressures of unprecedented scale.
▪ In a functional department we face quite properly increasing pressure on our resources.
▪ Hospitals industrywide have been facing pressures from insurers to cut costs amid declining patient stays.
▪ The insurance industry is also facing pressure to cut its costs.
▪ He faces mounting public pressure to resign.
▪ We recruit uniformed officers into plain clothes so that people like yourself, who are being eliminated, won't feel under pressure.
▪ You never felt the pressure you felt from other choreographers.
▪ Reinforce this so your man won't feel pressure to become aroused.
▪ I felt the same pressure now.
▪ Covered in sharp angled corners it feels as if the slightest pressure would collapse it.
▪ In the meantime, they said, other broadcasters feel pressure to avoid similar violations, resulting in widespread self-censorship.
▪ Television and radio stations also feel under pressure.
▪ They feel the pressure, like everything is fading away.
▪ That has increased pressure to move to a more professional army.
▪ Executives point to increased regulatory pressures as well as scrawny profit margins on underwriting new state and local government issues.
▪ However, many regional brewers are now coming under increasing competitive pressure.
▪ Some analysts say the care issue will increase pressure for a complete review of funding.
▪ Alton increased the pressure and, after squandering several chances, took the lead on 60 minutes.
▪ A fine multi-purpose move increasing the pressure in the c-file while also eyeing the Black king.
▪ With greater financial stringency there will be increasing pressure for economies of scale by the amalgamation of fundholding practices.
▪ The president's foes are vowing to hold large demonstrations every few days to keep pressure on Estrada to resign voluntarily.
▪ When you feel that telltale tug, crank the handle and keep the pressure on.
▪ He kept Philip's intense pressure at bay.
▪ Whatever the reasons, the en-emy kept up the pressure, with very few lulls, for over a year.
▪ Stirling divided them up into eight patrols of three jeeps each, with orders to keep up the pressure.
▪ A Squadron certainly did keep up the pressure and achieved the desired result, mining and ambushing merrily.
▪ He kept up the pressure with his shoulder to give himself the widest gap possible.
▪ Once that commitment became public, the non-government press mounted quite unprecedented pressure for reform in a whole range of different fields.
▪ But it was clear he would face mounting pressure to intervene from not only congressional leaders but travelers.
▪ Having pledged its support for the environment and the poor, there is mounting pressure for it to institutionalize some safeguards.
▪ Indirect evidence of mounting demographic pressure is also provided by the steady destruction of the forests.
▪ With growing assurance it mounted pressure for constitutional democracy based upon universal, equal, secret, and direct franchise.
▪ Both sides have reacted warily to the mounting pressure to force her to testify.
▪ Both sides are under mounting public pressure to settle the three-week dispute.
▪ There is mounting pressure to break down the barriers protecting the tax-deductible charitable dollar.
▪ Community demand for education is still strong, and puts further pressures on government resources.
▪ Whatever Congress does to fix it is likely to put severe pressures on the rest of the health care system.
▪ Les isn't putting me under any pressure there.
▪ They put pressure on him, time after time, but Testaverde often escaped.
▪ Nevertheless, will my right hon. Friend continue to put pressure on the 35 countries that still place restrictions on our exporters?
▪ These forces are putting pressure on academic medical centers such as Columbia and its College of Physicians and Surgeons.
▪ This puts enormous pressure on smaller practices'.
▪ I think Dennis puts so much pressure on you.
▪ Relaxation in eligibility criteria would also reduce the pressure on able-bodied recipients to look for work.
▪ Prevents or delays high blood pressure, and reduces blood pressure in people with hypertension. 7.
▪ Earlier publication will make timetabling easier, and reduce the pressure on staff who need to review and develop teaching materials.
▪ In congestive heart failure, it is diminished because of low cardiac output and reduced arterial distending pressure.
▪ Government also jumped on the bandwagon, first with wage restraint policies and later with restrictive monetary policies to reduce inflationary pressures.
▪ But it will reduce the pressure that so many families face in trying to get their children to and from day care.
▪ And reduce pressure on overflowing landfill sites.
▪ Cook 15 minutes. Reduce pressure and remove lid.
▪ Sometimes centres were able to relieve any additional pressure on staff by allocating the equivalent of two places to one child.
▪ It would relieve the pressure from the peace groups in the United States and mollify many of the doves.
▪ If all else fails, you may be advised to have an operation to relieve the pressure on the nerve.
▪ He expected to coach a few years under Parker to relieve some pressure, then pursue a head-coaching job.
▪ It knew the bank's position; it knew how much liquidity to inject to relieve the pressure.
▪ When he played for Phoenix, Ceballos came off the bench to relieve pressure on Charles Barkley with his shooting.
▪ Intended to relieve pressure on the most popular courses, the system should be up and running this spring.
▪ We dared leave the leeboards no more than half way down, with ropes and guys rigged to relieve the sideways pressure.
▪ How effectively are club doctors able to resist these pressures?
▪ Whenever the jeep came, it was difficult to resist the moral pressure to keep it with me.
▪ Chatichai resisted pressure from the military to dismiss Chalerm.
▪ The obvious question is how long the present authoritative regime will be able to resist the pressures.
▪ Younger players in particular, as well as less established players, may find it particularly difficult to resist such pressures.
▪ They usually have well developed roots and fragile stems with which to resist the pressure of the current.
▪ Mr Gorbachev is resisting centrifugal pressure, but leaving the door open for future change in party's status.
▪ She resisted his pressure to reveal her story, but finally followed his suggestion to tell it to the hearth.
apply force/pressure
▪ Coach Tony Dungy, once an accomplished defensive coordinator, likes to apply pressure.
▪ How did you apply pressure to a man you could not even find?
▪ If you have a nose bleed, apply pressure to the nose by pinching the nostrils together for about ten minutes.
▪ Keep a thumb lightly on the spool and apply pressure as the lure hits the water to avoid backlash.
▪ The beauty of C4 is that you can apply pressure or heat and it will not detonate.
▪ The chance of Damien Gould helping her seemed unlikely in the extreme, unless she could apply pressure on him.
▪ The government is applying pressure, too.
▪ Try to apply pressure out towards the ends of your knees.
bring pressure/influence to bear (on sb/sth)
▪ As consumers in a capitalist society we have great power to bring pressure to bear.
▪ In London Channel 4 journalists and Insight News, the production company, brought pressure to bear.
▪ It is no longer our job to criticize or bring pressure to bear.
▪ On his eastern border, Ine brought pressure to bear on the eastern Saxons who were sheltering exiles from his kingdom.
▪ Those groups have brought pressure to bear on government to provide resources or pursue policies to the benefit of their members.
▪ Workers have their own organisations which can bring pressure to bear on governments and make demands on the state.
pile on the pressure/agony
▪ And Walsh piled on the pressure to get promises of advertising business.
▪ He had four chances of piling on the agony for the Londoners but could not find a way past keeper Bob Bolder.
▪ It piled on the agony for Glasgow, who had passed up another chance two minutes before the break.
▪ Move round him, piling on the pressure from different directions.
▪ Pressure Gornei piled on the pressure from the start and by the end of the contest Griffin's face was badly swollen.
▪ Then we really pile on the pressure.
▪ They piled on the pressure to win handsomely by 30 shots.
▪ Woosnam piled on the agony with four successive birdies.
ridge of high pressure
▪ I just can't take the pressure at work anymore.
▪ Inflationary pressures will lead to higher prices.
▪ There was no water pressure in the bathroom this morning.
▪ Blackburn cracked under the pressure, as Kerslake and Jones lined up for shots and David Mitchell cleaned up.
▪ Every engineer knew that dollars-and-cents issues figured in his work, right along with boiler pressures and stress factors.
▪ Indirect evidence of mounting demographic pressure is also provided by the steady destruction of the forests.
▪ Reading cracked under intense pressure again after 69 minutes.
▪ Suffice to say, the locals approved, and soon Cambianica felt pressure to expand his wine-making enterprise.
▪ Tourists and immigrants are increasing the pressures on the Galapagos's already scarce resources, from fresh water to seafood.
▪ You never felt the pressure you felt from other choreographers.
ridge of high pressure
▪ A child might need to be prodded or compelled to keep a promise, or simply pressured to do a job well.
▪ Bush has been somewhat less outspoken, apparently sensitive to being seen as pressuring his successor at a tough moment.
▪ I weighed in on Monday, got blood pressured, then drove through blinding rain into the Guildford one-way system.
▪ Over the next few years, Mrs J was pressured into lending her son large sums of money.
▪ Reagan was continuously being pressured to compromise in ways that preserved the influence and the policies of the defeated opposition.
▪ The more conservative Viktor Chernomyrdin was voted in after Yeltsin was pressured into withdrawing his support for Gaidar.
▪ When David Hale claims he was pressured into making illegal loans, he is branded a crook and a liar.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pressure \Pres"sure\ (?; 138), n. [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]

  1. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a pressure of the hand.

  2. A contrasting force or impulse of any kind; as, the pressure of poverty; the pressure of taxes; the pressure of motives on the mind; the pressure of civilization.

    Where the pressure of danger was not felt.

  3. Affliction; distress; grievance.

    My people's pressures are grievous.
    --Eikon Basilike.

    In the midst of his great troubles and pressures.

  4. Urgency; as, the pressure of business.

  5. Impression; stamp; character impressed.

    All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past.

  6. (Mech.) The action of a force against some obstacle or opposing force; a force in the nature of a thrust, distributed over a surface, often estimated with reference to the amount upon a unit's area.

  7. Electro-motive force.

    Atmospheric pressure, Center of pressure, etc. See under Atmospheric, Center, etc.

    Back pressure (Steam engine), pressure which resists the motion of the piston, as the pressure of exhaust steam which does not find free outlet.

    Fluid pressure, pressure like that exerted by a fluid. It is a thrust which is normal and equally intense in all directions around a point.

    Pressure gauge, a gauge for indicating fluid pressure; a manometer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "suffering, anguish; act or fact of pressing on the mind or heart," from Old French presseure "oppression; torture; anguish; press" (for wine or cheeses), "instrument of torture" (12c.) and directly from Latin pressura "action of pressing," from pressus, past participle of premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).\n

\nLiteral meaning "act or fact of pressing" in a physical sense is attested from early 15c. Meaning "moral or mental coercing force" is from 1620s; meaning "urgency" is from 1812. Scientific sense in physics is from 1650s. Pressure cooker is attested from 1915; figurative sense is from 1958. Pressure point is attested from 1876. Pressure-treated, of woods, is from 191


"to pressurize," 1886, American English, from pressure (n.). Meaning "to exert pressure on" (someone) is attested by 1922. Related: Pressured; pressuring.


n. 1 A pressing; a force applied to a surface. 2 A contrasting force or impulse of any kind 3 distress. 4 urgency 5 (context obsolete English) Impression; stamp; character impressed. 6 (context physics English) The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this are

  1. v

  2. (context transitive English) To encourage or heavily exert force or influence.

  1. 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" [syn: pressure level, force per unit area]

  2. a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"

  3. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button" [syn: press, pressing]

  4. the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters" [syn: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press]

  5. the somatic sensation of pressure; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal" [syn: pressure sensation]

  6. an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress

  1. 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" [syn: coerce, hale, squeeze, force]

  2. exert pressure on someone through threats [syn: blackmail, blackjack]

Pressure (Paramore song)

"Pressure" is a song by the American rock band Paramore, released on July 31, 2005 as their debut single from their debut studio album, All We Know Is Falling. It failed to chart the Billboard Hot 100, however, it peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart. It was released on April 22, 2006 in the United Kingdom. On March 24, 2016, the song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for sales exceeding 500,000.

Pressure (Billy Joel song)

"Pressure" is a synthesizer-driven song from 1982 by Billy Joel about the pressure of creating and the pressure of being a provider. The song was a single from the album The Nylon Curtain.

Pressure (Belly song)

"Pressure" is the first single from Canadian rapper Belly's debut album, The Revolution. The song features established R&B artist Ginuwine, and it received heavy rotation on MuchMusic.

Pressure (disambiguation)

Pressure is an effect which occurs when a force is applied on a surface.

Pressure also may refer to:

  • Blood pressure
  • Peer pressure, a psychological influence exerted by a peer group
  • Atmospheric pressure
  • Sound pressure
Pressure (Maiko Zulu album)

Pressure is a Reggae album by Maiko Zulu. The album was produced in 2003 with the hit song pressure.

Pressure (Skindred song)

"Pressure" is the second and final single from Babylon, the debut album by Reggae rock band Skindred, released on February 6, 2006.

Pressure (Nadia Ali song)

"Pressure" is a song by Nadia Ali, Starkillers and Alex Kenji. It was released on February 15, 2011 by Spinnin' Records. The song reached No. 16 on the Ultratip Chart in Wallonia, Belgium.


Pressure (symbol: p or P) is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed. Gauge pressure (also spelled gage pressure) is the pressure relative to the ambient pressure.

Various units are used to express pressure. Some of these derive from a unit of force divided by a unit of area; the SI unit of pressure, the pascal (Pa), for example, is one newton per square metre; similarly, the pound-force per square inch ( psi) is the traditional unit of pressure in the imperial and US customary systems. Pressure may also be expressed in terms of standard atmospheric pressure; the atmosphere (atm) is equal to this pressure and the torr is defined as of this. Manometric units such as the centimetre of water, millimetre of mercury, and inch of mercury are used to express pressures in terms of the height of column of a particular fluid in a manometer.

Pressure (reggae musician)

Delyno Brown (born August 5, 1981), better known as Pressure or Pressure Busspipe, is a reggae artist from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

He gained his early experience working on the Star Lion sound system in the late 1990s.

His debut album, The Pressure Is On, was produced by Dean Pond and released in 2005. He had a hit in Jamaica in 2007 with a remixed version of "Love and Affection", a song originally recorded for Pond but updated by producer Don Corleon. Corleon produced an album of the same name.

His third album was called Coming Back For You, again produced by Pond and released in 2009.

Pressure is known for his commitment to the Rastafari movement.

His fourth album, Africa Redemption, was released in December 2012. He worked on the album with producer Trevor "Baby G" James in Jamaica and Damian and Stephen Marley in Miami.

After being a victim of gun crime and in response to the rise in violent crime in the islands, Pressure Busspipe organized a peace concert in St. Thomas in August 2013.

Fifth album The Sound was released in 2014.

Pressure (film)

Pressure is a 1976 British drama film and the first feature-length fiction film directed by a Black film-maker in Britain. Directed by Horace Ové, and co-written by him with Samuel Selvon, Pressure is a powerful portrait of inter-generational tensions between first- and second-generation West Indian migrants in London's Notting Hill area. According to Julia Toppin,

The film highlighted how the media intentionally twisted the way events unfolded and described events in ways that favoured the whites, rather than explaining what truly occurred. In the film, there was a scene when police raided a black power gathering without any warrant or reason to believe members were participating in illegal activities. Officers beat up black political activists, carrying bats and bringing in dogs, and arrested the activists for no reason. When Tony and members of the black power movement listened to the news, the story the media told described how six policemen were violently beaten up in a demonstration and three were seriously injured and hospitalized. According to the media’s account, the police were not the ones at fault—the black people were. There was no mention of how the black people were seriously and unjustifiably beaten up by the police, how no one called an ambulance for them or how the police arrested the black activists with no evidence.

The film also focused on discrimination in the work field. Although the main character, Tony, graduated at the top of his class and was qualified for many jobs, he struggled to find employment in a prejudiced society that favored whites. The film demonstrated how black people were stuck in a system that held them back and prevented them from reaching their aspirations and achieving the jobs they deserved, so they had to settle for minimal jobs or no job.

Pressure (play)

Pressure is a play written by David Haig. It made its world premiere at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh in May 2014, a year later than originally planned, before transferring to the Chichester Festival at the end of the same month. The play centres on the true story of James Stagg and Operation Overlord, in particular the weather-forecasting for the D-Day landings and the resultant tensions between Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Stagg and Irving P. Krick.

Pressure (The Kinks song)

"Pressure" is the third track and third British single from The Kinks' 1979 album, Low Budget. It was written by Ray Davies.

Pressure (Youngblood Hawke song)

"Pressure" is a song by American indie pop band Youngblood Hawke. It serves as the lead single from their forthcoming second studio album.

Pressure (Sunscreem song)

"Pressure" is a 1991 dance single recorded by the British techno group Sunscreem, and written and produced by band members Paul Carnell and lead singer Lucia Holm from the act's 1993 set *O. "Pressure" was the group's first single release in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number 60 on the country's pop chart, but it became a major club hit in the United States in wake of the success of " Love U More", where it was released as "Pressure US" with a new remixed version and went to number one on the dance chart for one week in June 1993, their second of three number ones. The re-released version reentered the UK charts afterwards, peaking at number 19 in 1993.

Usage examples of "pressure".

She had barely objected when he told her of his new affiliation with the Beller people, and she had said nothing in these past ten days, when the pressure of conflicting cross-currents had kept him bottled up within himself, unloving, cold.

What the crushingly powerful four-limbed hug would have done to a human unprotected by a suit designed to withstand pressures comparable to those found at the bottom of an ocean probably did not bear thinking about, but then a human exposed without protection to the conditions required to support Affronter life would be dying in at least three excitingly different and painful ways anyway without having to worry about being crushed by a cage of leg-thick tentacles.

To gain this they have stolen hours from the pressure of affairs, and disregarded the allurements of luxurious ease, labouring steadfastly, hoping eagerly.

My contention is that they were impelled, not by the teachings of Anarchism, but by the tremendous pressure of conditions, making life unbearable to their sensitive natures.

Trade had expired under the pressure of anarchy and distress, and the numbers of inhabitants had decreased with the opulence of the city.

The skull resisted, but the anatomist increased his pressure slightly, and Molly felt and heard a fizzing sound as the bone rippled and parted to make way for the metal.

Who had ever said, for instance, that the fund-holders and annuitants felt the general pressure?

The annulus was filled with tanks and air bottles and batteries and piping, all leaving more room inside the pressure hull.

One of the most common symptoms of anteversion is a frequent desire to urinate, in consequence of the pressure of the uterus upon the bladder.

Chapter 64: Thursday, 18870811:0827 The sudden pressure in his ears, along with the hiss that rose to a quick crescendo before dying away, told George that the car had arrived in the warehouse.

Saturated with Moisture before Entering the Drying Apparatus -- Drying Apparatus, in which, in the Drying Chamber, a Pressure is Artificially Created, Higher or Lower than that of the Atmosphere -- Drying by Means of Superheated Steam, without Air --Heating Surface, Velocity of the Air Current, Dimensions of the Drying Room, Surface of the Drying Material, Losses of Heat -- Index.

All far too rushed and desperate, but - like all the greatest leaders - the Archimandrite knew that he was at his best when he was under pressure, when the odds were against him and victory was far from certain.

On the other hand, no astronaut, regardless of the pressure we put him under, has ever developed a gastric ulcer.

The autopilot was taking the aircraft down, as fast as it could safely go, into the thicker atmosphere at 30,000 feet where they would find enough ambient pressure to make the oxygen masks workable.

MOON POOL ROOM - LATER Barnes opens a hatch to the ocean, kept at bay by the positive pressure in the airlock room.