[n] 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"
[n] a force that compels; "the public brought pressure to bear on the government"
[n] the somatic sensation of pressure; "the sensitivity of his skin to pressure and temperature was normal"
[n] 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"
[n] the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters"
[n] an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress
[v] to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
[v] exert pressure on someone through threats