peer pressure

noun

Definition of peer pressure

  1. :  a feeling that one must do the same things as other people of one's age and social group in order to be liked or respected by them She started drinking in high school because of peer pressure.

Word by Word Definitions

peerplay
  1. :  one that is of equal standing with another :  equal

    :  one belonging to the same societal group especially based on age, grade, or status

    :  companion

  1. :  rival, match

  1. :  to look narrowly or curiously

    :  to look searchingly at something difficult to discern

    :  to come slightly into view :  emerge partly

pressureplay
  1. :  the burden of physical or mental distress

    :  the constraint of circumstance :  the weight of social or economic imposition

    :  the application of force to something by something else in direct contact with it :  compression

  1. :  to apply pressure to

    :  pressurize

    :  to cook in a pressure cooker


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