Textual thesaurus for "pressure"

(noun) press, pressing

the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

he gave the button a press; he used pressure to stop the bleeding; at the pressing of a button

(noun) pressure sensation

the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin

the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal

(noun) air pressure, atmospheric pressure

the pressure exerted by the atmosphere

(noun) force per unit area, pressure level

the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

(noun) imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press

the state of demanding notice or attention

the insistence of their hunger; the press of business matters

(verb) squeeze, force, hale, coerce

to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

He squeezed her for information

(verb) blackjack, blackmail

exert pressure on someone through threats