Associations to the word «Distress»


DISTRESS, noun. (Cause of) discomfort.
DISTRESS, noun. Serious danger.
DISTRESS, noun. (legal) A seizing of property without legal process to force payment of a debt.
DISTRESS, noun. (legal) The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.
DISTRESS, verb. To cause strain or anxiety to someone.
DISTRESS, verb. (legal) To retain someone’s property against the payment of a debt; to distrain.
DISTRESS, verb. To treat an object, such as an antique, to give it an appearance of age.

Dictionary definition

DISTRESS, noun. Psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress".
DISTRESS, noun. A state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress".
DISTRESS, noun. Extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress".
DISTRESS, noun. The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien".
DISTRESS, verb. Bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.
DISTRESS, verb. Cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother".

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