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Definition of distress verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

distress

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verb
NAmE//dɪˈstrɛs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they distress
 
he / she / it distresses
 
past simple distressed
 
-ing form distressing
 
 
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to make someone feel very worried or unhappy distress somebody It was clear that the letter had deeply distressed her. distress yourself Don't distress yourself (= don't worry).
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: distress

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