HyperDic: turn_up_the_pressure

English > 1 sense of the expression turn up the pressure:
VERBsocialturn up the pressure, turn up the heatapply great or increased pressure
English > turn up the pressure: 1 sense > verb 1, social
Meaningapply great or increased pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymturn up the heat
Broadercoerce, hale, squeeze, pressure, forceTo cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means

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