So we organized and pressured Jeffrey Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal, for a powwow.
That deadline blew up in their faces when Chen initially claimed American officials had pressured him into accepting a deal.
The whole world of criticism and reviewing has been debased because the critic now is pressured to perform as part publicist.
He also denies that he pressured her to have an abortion, as she would contend.
Zaslav is said to have pressured Winfrey to give up her talk show and focus on her cable venture.
He has been pressured into it by this Native Welfare government-within-the-Government.
Peter MacDonald said wryly, "We, too, were pressured into such a step."
He has different ideas, and he can't be pressured by the bolos.
He is pressured by the peaceful environment into becoming a criminal or a misfit.
Hing-apritahan siya pagpatug-an, He was pressured into revealing the information.
late 14c., "suffering, anguish; act or fact of pressing on the mind or heart," from Old French presseure "oppression; torture; anguish; press" (for wine or cheeses), "instrument of torture" (12c.) and directly from Latin pressura "action of pressing," from pressus, past participle of premere "to press" (see press (v.1)).
Literal meaning "act or fact of pressing" in a physical sense is attested from early 15c. Meaning "moral or mental coercing force" is from 1620s; meaning "urgency" is from 1812. Scientific sense in physics is from 1650s. Pressure cooker is attested from 1915; figurative sense is from 1958. Pressure point is attested from 1876. Pressure-treated, of woods, is from 1911.
"to pressurize," 1886, American English, from pressure (n.). Meaning "to exert pressure on" (someone) is attested by 1922. Related: Pressured; pressuring.
pressure pres·sure (prěsh'ər)
The act of pressing or condition of being pressed.
A stress or force acting in any direction against resistance.
Force applied uniformly over a surface, measured as force per unit of area.
The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. ◇ A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.