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
meaning: psychological suffering (noun)
example:The death of their sibling caused them great distress.
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)