put pressure on (one)

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put pressure on (one)

To try to influence or persuade one to do something or act a certain way; to make demands on or expect something from someone. A number of companies have been putting pressure on politicians to ease up on corporate taxes and regulations. My parents have been putting pressure on me to get a job.
See also: on, pressure, put

put (the) pressure on someone (to do something)

to make demands on someone; to try to get someone to do something. Please don't put pressure on me to go there! We put the pressure on him to get him to come, but he refused.
See also: on, pressure, put

put pressure on something

to apply weight or pressure to something. (See also put (the) pressure on someone (to do something).) Put pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding. Put some pressure on the papers to flatten them out.
See also: on, pressure, put

put ˈpressure on somebody (to do something)

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bring pressure to ˈbear (on somebody) (to do something)

force or try to persuade somebody to do something: The landlord is putting pressure on us to move out.If the management won’t listen, we’ll have to bring some more pressure to bear.
See also: on, pressure, put, somebody