distress

meaning: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim (noun)

example:Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien

synonyms:distraint,


meaning: psychological suffering (noun)

example:The death of their sibling caused them great distress.

synonyms:hurt, suffering,


meaning: extreme physical pain (noun)

example:The patient appeared to be in distress.


meaning: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need) (noun)

example:a ship in distress


meaning: cause mental pain to (verb)

example:I was distressed by the news of my grandparent's illness.


meaning: bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship (verb)

synonyms:straiten,