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verb [transitive] pressure pronunciation in British English /ˈpreʃə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepressuring
past tensepressured
past participlepressured
  1. to try to make someone do something by forcing, threatening, or persuading them in a determined way
    pressure someone into (doing) something: Don’t be pressured into making any rash decisions.
    pressure someone to do something: Officials had pressured her to lie about the affair.


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