- 压 [yā]
- （对物体施压力） press; push down; hold down; weigh down:
press flat; flatten; 压扁
crush (to pieces); 压碎- （使稳定; 使平静） keep under control; control; keep under; quell:
drink some hot water to ease a cough; 喝点热水把咳嗽压一压
try hard to control one's anger; hold back one's rage; 强压住心头怒火- （压制） bring pressure to bear on; suppress; daunt; intimidate:
overwhelm people with one's power; 以势压人
Don't you try to intimidate people by pinning labels on them. 别拿大帽子压人。- （逼近） approach; be getting near:
The 5th Regiment bore down on the enemy positions. 第五团向敌人阵地压过去。
The setting sun was touching the hilltop. 太阳压山了。- （搁着不动） pigeonhole; shelve:
They shelve the letters and do not give them due consideration. 他们把信件压起来，不加处理。
This document was pigeonholed for quite some time. 这份公文压了不少时间。- （下赌注） risk (money, etc.) on sth.; stake
- （压力） pressure:
hydraulic [water] pressure; 水压
blood pressure 血压
The metal frame tends to twist under pressure.
The iron hissed as it pressed the wet cloth.
It's hard to stay sane under such awful pressure.
The water pressure may need adjusting.
Her husband exerted a lot of pressure on her to succeed.
I'm under a lot of pressure.
What's the atmospheric pressure today?