- n. 危难，不幸；贫困；悲痛
- vt. 使悲痛；使贫困
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dis-, 分开。-str, 拉，拉紧，词源同strict, stress. 即拉紧，紧张，忧虑，悲伤。
- distress (n.)
- late 13c., "circumstance that causes anxiety or hardship," from Old French destresse, from Vulgar Latin *districtia "restraint, affliction, narrowness, distress," from Latin districtus, past participle of distringere "draw apart, hinder," also, in Medieval Latin "compel, coerce," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + stringere "draw tight, press together" (see strain (v.)). Meaning "anguish, suffering; grief" is from c. 1300.
- distress (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French destresser, from Vulgar Latin *districtiare (see distress (n.)). Related: Distressed; distressing.
- 1. He keeps coming to the aid of this damsel in distress.
- 2. Adolescent suicide is rarely an impulsive reaction to immediate distress.
- 3. The crew did not send out any distress signals.
- 4. Cecil now began to panic and fired off two distress rockets.
- 5. He expressed concern that the ship might be in distress.
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