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apply force/pressure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishapply force/pressureapply force/pressurePUSHto push on something apply
Examples from the Corpus
apply force/pressureCoach Tony Dungy, once an accomplished defensive coordinator, likes to apply pressure.Keep a thumb lightly on the spool and apply pressure as the lure hits the water to avoid backlash.The chance of Damien Gould helping her seemed unlikely in the extreme, unless she could apply pressure on him.The beauty of C4 is that you can apply pressure or heat and it will not detonate.Try to apply pressure out towards the ends of your knees.How did you apply pressure to a man you could not even find?If you have a nose bleed, apply pressure to the nose by pinching the nostrils together for about ten minutes.The government is applying pressure, too.
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