hard-pressed

adjective
\ ˈhärd-ˈprest How to pronounce hard-pressed (audio) \

Definition of hard-pressed

: hard put also : being under financial strain

First Known Use of hard-pressed

1707, in the meaning defined above

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“Hard-pressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard-pressed. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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hard-pressed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hard-pressed

used to say that it is difficult to do something followed by to + verb
: in a bad situation because you do not have enough money, time, etc.

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