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lay stress on (something)

To put particular emphasis on some topic, issue, or aspect. Our school is aiming to lay stress on individual styles of learning, rather than focusing on standardized tests and curriculum. Bring up the difficulties the project has faced, but make sure you lay stress on all the success you've had.
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no stress

1. That is not a problem; don't worry about it. A: "It looks like the file was deleted when the computer crashed." B: "No stress, there should be a backup copy." A: "Sorry about last night, I was out of line." B: "No stress, man. I know you didn't mean it."
2. I would be happy to. A: "Would you mind emptying the dishwasher for me?" B: "Sure, no stress."
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stress out

1. To experience a lot of mental, emotional, or physical strain or tension. Now, don't stress out, but the boss has some things he wants you to change in the project. I can't believe he's stressing out about something so trivial.
2. To cause someone to experience a lot of mental, emotional, or physical strain or tension. This term paper has been really stressing me out—I just don't know what to write for it! Try not to stress your employees out, as it can affect both their productivity and, in turn, your revenue potential.
See also: out, stress

stressed out

Experiencing a lot of mental, emotional, or physical strain or tension. Now, don't get stressed out, but the boss has some things he wants you to change in the project. I've been really stressed out trying to figure out what to write for my term paper.
See also: out, stress

lay emphasis on something

 and lay stress on something
to place emphasis on something; to emphasize something. When you present this explanation, lay emphasis on the matter of personal responsibility. I'm afraid I laid too much stress on the notion of good attendance. If you are really sick, stay home!
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no stress

Inf. no problem; no bother. Don't worry, man, no stress. Relax. No stress. It doesn't bother me at all.
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stress out

Subject to or undergo extreme pressure or strain, as from working. For example, I badly need a vacation; I'm just plain stressed out from this job and its aggravations. The verb stress has meant "afflict with hardship" or "distress" since the 16th century, but the phrase stress out, alluding to psychological stress, dates only from the 1940s.
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stress out

v. Slang
1. To subject something to extreme stress, as from working too much: The tight deadlines are stressing out everybody in the office. I might not be cut out for this job; the demanding schedule stresses me out. Don't stress yourself out trying to finish the project; I'll take care of it.
2. To undergo extreme stress, as from working too much: You're always stressing out about things that can't be changed.
See also: out, stress

no stress

interj. no problem; no bother. Relax. No stress. It doesn’t bother me at all.
See also: no, stress

stress

1. in. to suffer annoyance; to experience stress. Clare finds that she is stressing more and more about little things.
2. tv. to annoy or bother someone. (see also stressed.) Don’t stress Willy! He’s had a hard day.

stressed

mod. upset; annoyed. Come on, man, don’t get stressed! It’s only a gag.
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In this study, more than half of the strong stresses were placed on first syllable, while one fourth of the stress placements were used on second syllable.
Since the edges of the specimens were chamfered, extrapolation of stresses near the edge was carried out with a polynomial of 4th degree.
All molds flexor deflect in operation (during clamp up), and the deflection of the mold generates tensile stresses in the tool.
A large safety factor against leakage is clearly inherent in the design at hand; simulation shows contact stresses an order of magnitude higher than the experimental minimum pressure to seal.
Life events are considered by individuals and families as stresses when they occur at other than socially expected times (Neugarten, 1976).
While both the fusion zone and the heat affected zone are small, about one millimeter, the cooling rates are high so that very high residual stresses are generated.
Note also a lack of uniformity of stresses within the compressed section of the washer.
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Six broad categories of stresses and strains contribute to a pile-up of demands on the family system.
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Retail card programs for the most part are applied full purchase rate stresses, with the assumption being that in a bankruptcy scenario, stores close, and there is no other use for the cards.
Stresses drop to zero for viscoelastic fluids (such as glass and plastics at high temperatures or non-vulcanized rubber).
If more than one type of stress is involved in the same section, the Principle of Superposition allows the individual stress types to be analyzed separately and then added together; once again, the larger of the stresses to be combined are usually from bending or torsion.
The die land is the narrowest passage the material flows through, where shear stresses are the highest.