pressure
noun
1. (force applied) 
The nurse put pressure on the wound.La enfermera aplicó presión sobre la herida.
2. (stress) 
I always felt under pressure at that company.Siempre me sentí bajo presión en esa empresa.
3. (meteorology) 
A low pressure front will hit the region tomorrow.Un frente frío llegará a la región mañana.
4. (mechanical) 
He blew a tire because the pressure was too low.Destrozó una llanta porque la presión estaba demasiado baja.
transitive verb
5. (to coerce) 
a. presionar 
They pressured us to accept their terms.Nos presionaron para que aceptáramos sus términos.
pressure
Noun
1. (general) 
a. la presión (F) 
to put pressure on somebody (to do something)presionar a alguien (para que haga algo)
to be under pressureestar presionado(a)
pressure of workestrés laboral
pressure cookerolla a presión
pressure gaugemanómetro m
pressure groupgrupo de presión
2. (medicine) 
a. no direct translation 
pressure pointpunto de presión
transitive verb
3. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
to pressure somebody to do somethingpresionar a alguien para que haga algo
pressure [ˈpreʃəʳ]
noun
1 (Fís) (Téc) (Metal) presión (f)
a pressure of 200kg to the square metre una presión de 200kg por metro cuadrado
the window in the cockpit had blown in and the pressure dropped ramatically please could you check the pressure Do you know what the pressure should be?
oil/water pressure presión (f) del aceite/del agua
the generator will switch off automatically in the event of low oil pressure the water pressure may need adjusting an operation that failed to relieve the water pressure on his brain
at full pressure (Téc) a toda presión
high/low pressure alta/baja presión (f)
warm air is now being drawn in from another high pressure area over the North Sea to [lose] pressure a United Airlines DC-10 had to land in Las Vegas this morning after the plane lost cabin pressure the plane suddenly lost cabin pressure the plane made an emergency landing after losing cabin pressure when the tyres lost pressure two windows on the flight deck are said to have shattered, almost sucking the captain out of the aircraft as the plane lost pressure
could you check the tyre pressure? ¿me puede mirar la presión de los neumáticos?
under pressure a presión
blood is pumped from the heart to the blood vessels under pressure to allow it to reach all parts of the body they use /a jet of water under very high pressure/ to cut solid objects
(from hand, foot etc) presión (f)
he felt the pressure of her hand on his shoulder notó la presión de su mano en el hombro
he disliked the pressure of her hand he felt the pressure of her body swaying with the rhythm of the dance she kicked at the door with her foot, and the pressure was enough to open it
it took a bit of pressure to make the lid close se tuvo que hacer un poco de fuerza para cerrar la tapa
gas could be released by pressure on a trigger
to apply or put pressure (up)on sth hacer or ejercer presión sobre algo
it bent when the slightest pressure was put upon it the pressure exerted by the blood on artery walls the best way to treat such bleeding is to apply firm pressure Crossing the legs interferes with circulation in the lower limbs by putting pressure on the veins alleviation of certain ailments is achieved by pressure on specific areas of the feet
2 presión (f)
because of parental pressure debido a la presión de los padres
there's a great deal of pressure to conform you're right to resist the pressure to remarry the pressure to find a solution the social pressure to be thin there may be pressure to hold an early election regulators should resist pressure to be lenient the pressure to make cars more environmentally friendly to use pressure to obtain a confession men sometimes uses emotional pressure to get women to have sex there was a lot of parental pressure on her to marry the political pressures to do something are pretty enormous the pressure of public opinion drove him from office in Europe the main pressure for change is coming from the unions /there are enormous pressures on young people nowadays/ from the way things are advertised
I left the job because I couldn't stand the pressure dejé el trabajo porque no aguantaba la presión; the pressures of modern life las presiones de la vida moderna
in this sort of job the pressures are tremendous the pressure(s) of meeting deadlines they were looking for someone who could cope with the pressures of running a large charity
to bring pressure to bear on sb (to do sth) ejercer presión sobre algn (para que haga algo)
she made a series of calls to influential friends who might be able to bring some sort of pressure to bear on the police we need to bring pressure to bear on these people to end the hostilities in their region
to put pressure on sb (to do sth) presionar a algn (para que haga algo)
he may have put pressure on her to agree public opinion in the United States will put pressure on Washington to make concessions
it will put intense pressure on our already overstretched resources supondrá una gran carga sobre nuestros recursos, ya apurados al máximo
to put the pressure onpile on the pressure apretar los tornillos (informal)
they were forced to defend for the rest of the game as Liverpool piled on the pressure he was coming forward all the time and really piling on the pressure in the last two rounds to [take] the pressure [off] sb
it will take some of the pressure off me me aliviará un poco la carga
isn't there anything we can do to take the pressure off Tim?
the cut in interest rates will take the pressure off sterling la reducción de los tipos de interés eliminará la presión existente sobre la libra esterlina
my mum's taking some of the pressure off us by looking after baby Jane two days a week if you do that, it will take some of the pressure off me
pressure of time prevented her from dealing with all the problems el apremio del tiempo no le permitió tratar todos los problemas
they were aware of the pressure of time eran conscientes de que el tiempo se les echaba encima
/she works under pressure of time/ and always seems rushed children are not used to working under great pressure of time perhaps pressure of time prevented you from doing your homework properly /they were aware of the pressure of time/ and pursued their desire for a baby with the utmost determination
under pressure
to act/work under pressure obrar/trabajar bajo presión
he was acting under pressure when he said ... the Government is under pressure [from] the business community its government is under pressure from the European Commission
he is under pressure to sign the agreement le están presionando para que firme el acuerdo; the head resigned under pressure from parents el director dimitió presionado por los padres
the Prime Minister is coming under pressure to take action they have come under pressure from the United States to accept a compromise the company has been under pressure from animal rights groups to stop using animals for testing its products the Chancellor is under pressure to bring in a new lower tax rate the government is under pressure from the extreme right, which has accused it of being soft on immigration the governor had been under pressure to declare a state of emergency Brazil has come under enormous international pressure in recent years over the disappearing rainforest to work under pressure people will say anything under pressure
he's under a lot of pressure está bajo mucha presión; está sometido a mucha presión
he's been under a lot of pressure recently I will be pushing the crew hard to see how they behave under pressure all men reach a stage under pressure when they will say anything they think their inquisitors want to hear /Gorbachov is under a lot of pressure/ - he admits openly that he doesn't have much time can you work under pressure? the successful candidate must be able to work well under pressure pressure of [work]
I was unable to go due to pressure of work no pude ir por razones de trabajo
at [full] pressure a toda presión a pleno rendimiento he was working at full pressure estaba trabajando a pleno rendimiento for six years Harald Penrose worked at full pressure to solve the endless design problems of the aircraft
transitive verb
(pressurize) presionar
to pressure sb to do sth presionar a algn para que haga algo
we should not pressure students to learn what they do not want to learn when parents pressure a teenager to break up with a boyfriend or girlfriend... my girlfriend is pressuring me to give up smoking they'll be pressuring him to keep his promise
to pressure sb into doing sth obligar a algn a hacer algo
he pressured her into having an abortion he had never been the kind of person who would try to pressure someone into talking about their problems her father pressured her into going on to university
modifier
pressure cabin (n) (Aer) (Space) cabina (f) presurizada
it had a pressure cabin to simulate the conditions appropriate to flight at 11,000 ft at an altitude of 40,000 ft the pressure cabin did not operate so he spent many hours at high altitude in an unpressurized cockpit
pressure cooker (n) olla (f) a presión; olla (f) exprés
I usually cheat and make them in the pressure cooker as it saves so much time and energy whole grains retain much of their nutrition when cooked in a pressure cooker
polvorín (m)
the country is a political pressure cooker el país es un polvorín político
all these events are creating a political pressure cooker demanding that governments do something he said that America may be a cultural and ethnic melting pot, but Israel is a pressure cooker both mother and daughter suppress negative feelings, creating a pressure-cooker atmosphere and, ultimately, explosions of rage
pressure feed (n) tubo (m) de alimentación a presión
pressure gauge (n) manómetro (m)
blood pressure is measured with a pressure gauge called a sphygmomanometer the pressure gauge was showing 60 lbs per square inch
pressure group (n) grupo (m) de presión
the environmental pressure group Greenpeace they tried to organize themselves into a really effective pressure group they are having to rethink the proposal in the face of opposition from local pressure groups one of the new breed of right-wing pressure groups
pressure pan (n) (US)
pressure cooker See culture box in entry pressure.
pressure point (n) (Anat) punto (m) de presión
I had to wrap water-soaked handkerchiefs around my pressure points to keep from passing out in the sun some styles of Shiatsu massage concentrate on pressure points massaging the pressure points at the temple promotes calmness he knew all the pressure points on a body and knew how to hurt
pressure suit (n) traje (m) de presión compensada
NASA's specially designed lower body pressure suit the plane's pilot had to wear a special pressure suit in his steady pressure suit there was no danger of the diver suffering a case of the bends
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