stress out

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stress out

informal
:to feel very worried or anxious or to make (someone) feel very worried or anxious
  • I hate being around her when she's stressing out.
  • Work is stressing him out.

Word by Word Definitions

stress play
  1. : constraining force or influence: such as

  2. : 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

  3. : the deformation caused in a body by such a force

  1. : to subject to physical or psychological stress

  2. : to subject to phonetic stress : accent

  3. : to lay stress on : emphasize

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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