put pressure on something


put pressure on something
put pressure on (someone/something) to influence someone or something strongly, usually intentionally.

He's putting pressure on me to change my mind.

New companies are putting pressure on established firms to lower their prices.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • put pressure on sb — put pressure on sb/sth ► to put someone or something in a difficult situation, or to try and persuade or force someone to do something: »Analysts said the lack of supply would undoubtedly put pressure on prices. Main Entry: ↑pressure …   Financial and business terms

  • put pressure on sb/sth — ► to put someone or something in a difficult situation, or to try and persuade or force someone to do something: »Analysts said the lack of supply would undoubtedly put pressure on prices. Main Entry: ↑pressure …   Financial and business terms

  • put pressure on sth — put pressure on sb/sth ► to put someone or something in a difficult situation, or to try and persuade or force someone to do something: »Analysts said the lack of supply would undoubtedly put pressure on prices. Main Entry: ↑pressure …   Financial and business terms

  • put pressure on someone — put pressure on (someone/something) to influence someone or something strongly, usually intentionally. He s putting pressure on me to change my mind. New companies are putting pressure on established firms to lower their prices …   New idioms dictionary

  • put pressure on — (someone/something) to influence someone or something strongly, usually intentionally. He s putting pressure on me to change my mind. New companies are putting pressure on established firms to lower their prices …   New idioms dictionary

  • put pressure on somebody (to do something) — put ˈpressure on sb (to do sth) idiom to force or to try to persuade sb to do sth • Advertisements put pressure on girls to be thin. Main entry: ↑pressureidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pressure — UK US /ˈpreʃər/ noun [C or U] ► a situation in which someone tries to make someone else do something by arguing, persuading, etc.: »public/political pressure »The guidelines were imposed under pressure from Congress. ► a difficult situation, or… …   Financial and business terms

  • put the squeeze on somebody (to do something) — put the ˈsqueeze on sb (to do sth) idiom (informal) to put pressure on sb to act in a particular way; to make a situation difficult for sb • You come straight to me if she tries to put the squeeze on you. • Increased competition is really putting …   Useful english dictionary


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