Definition of lay/put stress on
- The teacher lay/put stress on the need for good study habits.
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: constraining force or influence: such as
: a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part
: the deformation caused in a body by such a force
: to subject to physical or psychological stress
: to subject to phonetic stress : accent
: to lay stress on : emphasize
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