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distress (noun)

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  • distress — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, considerable, deep, extreme, great, immense (BrE), severe, significant ▪ genuine, real …   Collocations dictionary

  • distress — ► NOUN 1) extreme anxiety or suffering. 2) the state of a ship or aircraft when in danger or difficulty. 3) Medicine a state of physical strain, especially difficulty in breathing. ► VERB 1) cause distress to. 2) give (furniture, leather, etc.)… …   English terms dictionary

  • distress — dis·tress n [Anglo French destrece, literally, tightness, anguish, deprivation, from Old French, ultimately from Late Latin districtus severe, from past participle of distringere to hinder, punish see distrain] 1: seizure and detention of the… …   Law dictionary

  • distress call — noun an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed • Syn: ↑distress signal • Hypernyms: ↑signal, ↑signaling, ↑sign • Hyponyms: ↑SOS, ↑Mayday …   Useful english dictionary

  • distress — dis‧tress [dɪˈstres] noun [uncountable] LAW when someone s goods are taken with the permission of a court of law so that they can be sold to pay unpaid rent, bills etc: • The corporation had a power of absolute and immediate distress in the event …   Financial and business terms

  • distress borrowing — ➔ borrowing * * * distress borrowing UK US noun [U] ► FINANCE the act of borrowing money because you do not have enough to pay back a debt or to operate your business: »Reasons for distress borrowing may include borrowing due to an emergency, or… …   Financial and business terms

  • distress selling — ➔ selling * * * distress selling UK US noun [C or U] ► FINANCE the act of selling something because you do not have enough money to pay back a debt or to operate your business: »Because a distress selling means the owners are being forced to sell …   Financial and business terms

  • distress — noun 1》 extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain. 2》 the state of a ship or aircraft when in danger or difficulty. 3》 Medicine a state of physical strain, especially difficulty in breathing. 4》 Law another term for distraint. verb 1》 cause distress to.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • distress signal — noun an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed • Syn: ↑distress call • Hypernyms: ↑signal, ↑signaling, ↑sign • Hyponyms: ↑SOS, ↑Mayday …   Useful english dictionary

  • distress warrant — noun Law a warrant authorizing distraint …   English new terms dictionary

  • distress — I. noun Etymology: Middle English destresse, from Anglo French destresce, from Vulgar Latin *districtia, from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere Date: 13th century 1. a. seizure and detention of the goods of another as pledge or to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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