1. compulsion by threat or force; coercion; constraint.
2. Law. such constraint or coercion as will render void a contract or other legal act entered or performed under its influence.
3. forcible restraint, esp. imprisonment.
1. intimidation, pressure, bullying, browbeating.
That circumstance forces Jim -- under paternal duress -- to fill in for Tim as an elementary school girls' basketball team coach, and to work at the dreaded ladder factory owned by mom and dad. The factory also employs black-sheep relation Uncle Stacy (Mark Boone Jr.), who prefers to be called Evil, and deals drugs out of the oblivious parents' business.
as it [tumbles] and [swirls] in the direction of a [gadgeted] sweatbox in which the hero's mental reflexes are relentlessly conditioned under stress.
landing her in the [slammer] and Ed at the mercy of [blowhard] big-city lawyer Freddy Riedenschneider.
their [in]quisition, and eventually their [in]carceration by the other side
which helps formerly [homeless] or [incarcerated] people learn [vocational] skills and become active members of their communities.
Based on the true story of the Wineville Chicken [Coop] Murders, also known as the Wineville Chicken Murders.
to snare her [into] going.
even blow Spider-Man's [webbing] away from Scarlotti preventing him from being [ensnared].
that one impulsive action can set in motion a web of fate that ultimately [ensnares] the hero,
and key plan of a heist for landing a haul of $4 million in gold [ingots] from a security van in Turin, Italy.
Watch. I am taking 5,000 peseta note. You're my witness.
Irina always has a sizable [wad] of [cash] in her pocket
a wad of [paper] [tobacco]
He wadded [up] his cap and [stuck] it into his pocket.
They [rammed] and [wadded] the [shot] into their muskets.
Fourteen thousand quid we offered.
The [sterling] equivalent is #5.50.
a sterling [teapot]
This factor is best actualized by the film's sterling [cast]
allowing the sterling [cast] of actors to play out a complex range of feelings.
After stumbling upon a [hidden] trove of diaries
and back-alley biblio [troves] atingle [with] hissed warnings