put pressure on sb/sth


put pressure on sb/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. 2012.

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  • 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 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 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

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

  • pressure — 1 noun 1 force (U) the act of force or weight being put on to something: The pressure of the water turns the wheel. | factors such as temperature and pressure 2 strength (C, U) the strength of the force or weight put on something: high/low… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Put — An option granting the right to sell the underlying futures contract. Opposite of a call. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. put put 1 [pʊt] verb put PTandPP putting PRESPART …   Financial and business terms

  • put — An option contract giving the buyer the right to sell something at a specified price within a certain period of time. A put is purchased in expectation of lower prices. If prices are expected to rise, a put may be sold. The seller receives the… …   Financial and business terms

  • put — verb past tense putpresent participle putting MOVE STH 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) to move something from one place or position into another, especially using your hands: put sth in/on/there etc: Put those bags on the table. | You should put …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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