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distress merchandise

  

      n     (U.S)   goods sold at reduced prices in order to pay overdue debts, etc.  
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distress  
      vb   tr  
1    to cause mental pain to; upset badly  
2    usually passive   to subject to financial or other trouble  
3    to damage (esp. furniture), as by scratching or denting it, in order to make it appear older than it is  
4      (Law)      a less common word for       distrain  
5    Archaic   to compel  
      n  
6    mental pain; anguish  
7    the act of distressing or the state of being distressed  
8    physical or financial trouble  
9    in distress   (of a ship, aircraft, etc.) in dire need of help  
10      (Law)  
a    the seizure and holding of property as security for payment of or in satisfaction of a debt, claim, etc.; distraint  
b    the property thus seized  
c      (U.S.)   (as modifier)  
distress merchandise     
     (C13: from Old French destresse distress, via Vulgar Latin, from Latin districtus divided in mind; see distrain)  
  distressful      adj  
  distressfully      adv  
  distressfulness      n  
  distressing      adj, n  
  distressingly      adv  


distress merchandise  
      n     (U.S)   goods sold at reduced prices in order to pay overdue debts, etc.  
distress signal  
      n   a signal by radio, Very light, etc. from a ship or other vessel in need of immediate assistance  

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distress

  

      n  
1    affliction, agony, anguish, anxiety, desolation, discomfort, grief, heartache, misery, pain, sadness, sorrow, suffering, torment, torture, woe, worry, wretchedness  
2    adversity, calamity, destitution, difficulties, hardship, indigence, misfortune, need, poverty, privation, straits, trial, trouble  
      vb  
3    afflict, agonize, bother, disturb, grieve, harass, harrow, pain, perplex, sadden, torment, trouble, upset, worry, wound  

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n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
(Medical) repetitive fits or crises : sign of vital distress
Status epilepticus, asthmiticus
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