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  1. The amount of force that is applied over a given area divided by the size of this area.
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  2. A pressing; a force applied to a surface.
    Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding.
  3. Mental strain caused by one's own or others' expectations on one's own performance
    She has been under pressure lately because her boss expects her to get the job done two weeks early.
    Synonyms - under the pump, under the gun




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