Definition of under pressure
- The contents of the bottle are under pressure.
- They both work well under pressure.
- The mayor is under pressure to resign.
: in or into a position below or beneath something
: below or short of some quantity, level, or limit
: in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness
: below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by
: subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of
: receiving or undergoing the action or effect of
: lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side
: facing or protruding downward
: lower in rank or authority : subordinate
: 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
: to apply pressure to
: to cook in a pressure cooker
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