1. reporting verb Give particular emphasis or importance to (a point, statement, or idea) made in speech or writing.
1.1 [with object] Give emphasis to (a syllable or word) when pronouncing it.
‘in French, the last syllable is usually stressed’
2. [with object] Subject to pressure or tension.
3. [with object] Cause mental or emotional strain or tension in.
3.1 [informal]no object Become tense or anxious; worry.
‘don’t stress—there’s plenty of time to get a grip on the situation’
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