verb (used with object), pres·sured, pres·sur·ing.
Examples from the Web for pressure
The 2014 midterm elections are just months behind us, but already Flake feels the pressure of the 2016 presidential elections.Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration?|Tim Mak|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Does any of that come from being attuned to the pressure of that need to entertain?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pressure worked against Zarif and it can work again today.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's a lot of pressure on host/producer Sarah Koenig, something she addresses in the beginning of the episode.
The pressure against my throat seemed completely constricting.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And considering the pressure of the necessary preparation for schools, the temptation to shun the byways is very great.An American at Oxford|John Corbin
If the temperature is raised still higher, or the pressure is reduced, oxygen is given off and the oxide is once more formed.An Elementary Study of Chemistry|William McPherson
Pressure was put upon the Highlanders to bring the negotiation to a conclusion.A History of England, Period III.|Rev. J. Franck Bright
It was she, surely, who had spoken first, when she begged to be released from his pressure.The Eustace Diamonds|Anthony Trollope
The gauge is attached to the gas burner and the pressure is read by means of a scale attached to the gauge.General Science|Bertha M. Clark