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Distress 1Definition: Extreme pain or suffering; anguish of body or mind; as, to suffer distress from the gout, or from the loss of
Distress 2Definition: That which
occasions suffering; painful situation; misfortune; affliction; misery.
Distress 3Definition: A state of danger or necessity; as, a ship in distress, from leaking, loss of
spars, want of
provisions or water,
Distress 4Definition: The act of distraining; the taking of a personal chattel out of the possession of a wrongdoer, by way of pledge for redress of an injury, or for the performance of a duty, as for nonpayment of rent or
taxes, or for injury done by cattle,
Distress 5Definition: The thing taken by distraining; that which is seized to procure satisfaction.
Distress 6Definition: To cause pain or anguish to; to pain; to oppress with calamity; to afflict; to harass; to make miserable.
Distress 7Definition: To compel by pain or suffering.
Distress 8Definition: To seize for debt; to distrain.
distress 9Definition: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a
landloard''s remedy against a tenant for unpaid
rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a
distress 10Definition: psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
distress 11Definition: extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
distress 12Definition: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
distress 13Definition: cause mental pain to; "The news of her
child''s illness distressed the mother"