high-pressure

adjective
high-pres·sure | \ˈhī-ˈpre-shər \

Definition of high-pressure 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : having or involving a high or comparatively high pressure especially greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere

b : having a high barometric pressure

2a : using or involving aggressive and insistent sales techniques

b : imposing or involving severe strain or tension high-pressure occupations

high-pressure

verb
high-pressured; high-pressuring; high-pressures

Definition of high-pressure (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to sell or influence by high-pressure tactics

First Known Use of high-pressure

Adjective

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1925, in the meaning defined above

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high-pressure

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of high-pressure

: using or involving forceful methods to sell something

: causing or involving a lot of mental or emotional stress : very stressful

: having or using a lot of force or pressure from air, water, etc.

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