Meaning : Bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship.
Synonyms : straiten
Meaning : Cause mental pain to.
The news of her child's illness distressed the mother.
Meaning : A state of adversity (danger or affliction or need).
A ship in distress.
She was the classic maiden in distress.
Meaning : Extreme physical pain.
The patient appeared to be in distress.
Meaning : The seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim.
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