cause mental pain to; "The news of her childs illness distressed the mother"
a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need); "a ship in distress"; "she was the classic maiden in distress"
extreme physical pain; "the patient appeared to be in distress"
the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landlords remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlords lien" (同)distraint
psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress" (同)hurt, suffering