distress

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dɪˈstɹɛs/, SAMPA: /dI"strEs/
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  • Hyphenation: dis‧tress

Noun[change]

Singular
distress

Plural
none

  1. (uncountable) (Cause of) unhappiness.
  2. (uncountable) Serious danger.
    Three ships were in distress that night.

Verb[change]

Plain form
distress

Third-person singular
distresses

Past tense
distressed

Past participle
distressed

Present participle
distressing

  1. (transitive) To make somebody feel suffering and grief.