under stress

Definition of under stress

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

  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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to cast off or become cast off

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