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Overview of verb distress

The verb distress has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. straiten, distress

(bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship)

2. distress

(cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother")


Overview of adj distressed

The adj distressed has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) distressed, hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way

(facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "distressed companies need loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment"; "found themselves in a bad way financially")

2. dysphoric, distressed, unhappy

(generalized feeling of distress)

3. stressed, distressed

(suffering severe physical strain or distress; "he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing")

4. disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried

(afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children")

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