- adj. Being subjected to physical pressure
- adj. idiomatic Subjected to pressure.
“Marie-Reine Le Gougne must be at least the thousandth judge to ever vote under pressure from her federation.”
“And when Musharraf was finally forced to hold a free and fair election in February 2008 under pressure from both the United States and ordinary Pakistanis, the pro-Taliban parties won only a piffling 2 percent of the vote.”
“The wooden sandwiches were cunningly moulded under pressure to the metal contours of the dashboard, door panel or gear console in a press, and cooked at 140C for five minutes.”
“Workers in the North Sea oil industry are under pressure to keep quiet about accidents as companies are desperate to avoid losing money, whistleblowers have told the Guardian.”
“So most of these companies run schools to teach potential shooters—mostly special ops people, or high-contact military like Rangers or some government SWAT outfits, highly trained contract operators like Blackwater or Graywolf, people who need to know, your elite professionals—to teach them how to run the stuff under pressure and in field conditions.”
“They made a lightning quick start to the second period as Nacewa engineered a break from a midfield ruck, cantered through and passed for Horgan to go for the left corner and stretch over under pressure from the covering Thompson.”
“Beyond their neurotoxicity, further studies have linked them to problems with immunity and reproductive systems, as well as to cancer, which is why PDBEs have been banned in Europe, are being listed under the Stockholm POPs Convention, and why computer manufacturers everywhere have come under pressure to phase them out.66”
“He says that yesterday, finally, under pressure of the match with Sueko Mori, you integrated.”
“Most of us knew that under pressure of great excitement he was unable to resist his convivial tendencies, but no one supposed that Mr. Greeley could by any possibilibility know of his weakness.”
“Freda Minx was used to working under pressure and promised to have the dress fitted and made in five weeks for the cost of the fabric.”
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