under stress

Definition of under stress

:dealing with something that causes worry or anxiety
  • I'm sorry for being grumpy. I've been under a lot of stress at work lately.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

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


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