[emotion, desire] intense
→ He had an intense desire to learn more about her.
[pain, heat] intense
→ The pain was intense.
→ The midday heat was intense.
→ The pressure on her to resign was intense.
→ Intense competition has driven down prices on many airlines.
→ Competition between local teams was intense.
[speculation, debate] intense
→ the intense speculation in the media about a potential terrorist attack
→ The composition of the new Commission is the subject of intense debate.
→ During 10 days of intense fighting, hundreds of civilians were killed.
to be under intense pressure être soumis (e) à des pressions intenses
→ Their relationship has been under intense pressure recently.
Airlines are under intense pressure to cut fares. Les compagnies aériennes sont soumis à des pressions intenses pour baisser leurs tarifs.