noun: the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim
Example:Originally distress was a landloard's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien.
noun: psychological suffering
Example:The death of his wife caused him great distress.
noun: extreme physical pain
Example:The patient appeared to be in distress.
noun: a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
Example:A ship in distress.
verb: cause mental pain to
Example:The news of her child's illness distressed the mother.
Tiempos para distress Present participle:
distress (3.person: distresses)
have distressed (3.person: has distressed)
will have distressed
would have distressed