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    She seems to thrive on stress.

    "She seems to thrive on stress."

    Does that mean? : she succeeds in overcoming stress.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    No, it means that she seems to do well in whatever she is doing when she is stressed.
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    #3

    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    Write Does that mean "She succeeds in overcoming stress"?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Write Does that mean "She succeeds in overcoming stress"?
    Sure. Thanks for your point.
    No, it means that she seems to do well in whatever she is doing when she is stressed.


    So, Can that meaning equivalent with the following?
    "She seems to thrive whenever/when she is stressed out".

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    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    Quote Originally Posted by ambitious-girl View Post
    So, Can is that meaning equivalent to with the following?
    "She seems to thrive whenever/when she is stressed out".
    No. Stressed out is a casual way to say "suffering from extreme stress". Leave off out and your statement is correct.
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    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    'Stressed' here means under pressure to perform - not falling apart mentally, which 'stressed out' means.

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    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'Stressed' here means under pressure to perform - not falling apart mentally, which 'stressed out' means.
    Thanks.
    But, why in all dictionaries the adjective "stressed" is exactly equivalent with "stressed out" have the same meaning?
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...sed?q=stressed
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/stressed
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...itish/stressed
    Last edited by ambitious-girl; 02-Jun-2017 at 07:32.

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    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    I see nothing in those links to say that 'stressed' is exactly equivalent to 'stressed out'.

    You have not consulted 'all dictionaries'. Click here and bookmark the site for future reference.

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    #9

    Re: She seems to thrive on stress.

    Also, the original question uses "stress", not "stressed".
    If the original had been "She seems to thrive when she's stressed" then this might be a point to argue about.
    Last edited by Raymott; 02-Jun-2017 at 12:29.

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