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verb [transitive] stress pronunciation in British English /stres/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlestressing
past tensestressed
past participlestressed
  1. 1
    to emphasize something such as an idea, fact, or detail

    The Prime Minister stressed the importance of controlling spending.

    stress that:

    He stressed that this was a temporary solution.

  2. 3
    spoken to be worried or nervous
    stress about:

    Even though we've got no money I'm not stressing about it.


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