lay/put stress on

Definition of lay/put stress on

  1. :  to give special importance or attention to :  to emphasize The teacher lay/put stress on the need for good study habits.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past tense oflie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession

  1. :  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

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  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

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

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  1. :  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 intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch

  1. :  to subject to physical or psychological stress

    :  to subject to phonetic stress :  accent

    :  to lay stress on :  emphasize


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