in+distress

  • 1distress — 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… …

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  • 2distress — n Distress, suffering, misery, agony, dolor, passion are comparable when denoting the state of one that is in great trouble or in pain of mind or body. Distress commonly implies conditions or circumstances that cause physical or mental stress or… …

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  • 3Distress and Coma — Optical Impression Single by The Gazette from the album Dim …

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  • 4Distress — Dis*tress , n. [OE. destresse, distresse, OF. destresse, destrece, F. d[ e]tresse, OF. destrecier to distress, (assumed) LL. districtiare, fr. L. districtus, p. p. of distringere. See {Distrain}, and cf. {Stress}.] 1. Extreme pain or suffering;… …

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  • 5distress — 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 …

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  • 6Distress — may refer to: Distress (medicine), occurring when an individual cannot adapt to stress Suffering Distress signal, an internationally recognized means for obtaining help Distressed inventory, the process whereby materials are worn down by time and …

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  • 7Distress — Pays d’origine France Genre musical Doom metal Death mélodique Metal Années d activité 1996 …

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  • 8Distress Marker — (militärisch) Distress Marker sind Signalmittel, die optische Signale aussenden. Sie weisen entweder auf eine Notsituation hin oder ermöglichen eine Identifikation. Im militärischen Bereich werden Distress Marker speziell für die Identifikation… …

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  • 9distress 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… …

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  • 10distress 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 …

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  • 11distress — [di stres′] vt. [ME distressen < OFr destrecier, orig., to constrain (to do something) < destrece, constraint < ML destrescia < L districtus, pp. of distringere: see DISTRAIN] 1. to cause sorrow, misery, or suffering to; pain 2. to… …

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  • 12distress — [n1] pain, agony ache, affliction, anguish, anxiety, bad news*, blues*, care, concern, cross, dejection, desolation, disappointment, discomfort, disquietude, dolor, embarrassment, grief, headache, heartache, heartbreak, irritation, malaise,… …

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  • 13distress selling — distress selling, the selling of distress merchandise: »Few ranchers here saw any need for distress selling (Wall Street Journal) …

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  • 14Distress — Dis*tress , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distressing}.] [Cf. OF. destrecier. See {Distress}, n.] 1. To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable. [1913 Webster] We… …

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  • 15Distress (novel) — Distress is a 1995 science fiction novel by Australian writer Greg Egan. Contents 1 Plot summary 2 Gender roles 3 Anarchism 4 Footnotes …

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  • 16distress warrant — see warrant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 17distress — ► 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.)… …

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  • 18distress signal — [n] alarm burglar alarm, call for help*, danger signal, fire alarm, mayday, SOS, warning signal; concepts 269,463 …

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  • 19Distress signal — Call for help redirects here. For the TV show, see Call for Help. A distress signal is an internationally recognized means for obtaining help. Distress signals take the form of or are commonly made by using radio signals, displaying a visually… …

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  • 20Distress radiobeacon — PLB redirects here. For other uses, see PLB (disambiguation). Emergency position indicating radio beacons or EPIRBs Distress radio beacons, also known as emergency beacons, ELT or EPIRB, are tracking transmitters which aid in the detection and… …

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