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high-pressure

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

Definition of high-pressure

1 a :having or involving a high or comparatively high pressure especially greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere
b :having a high barometric pressure
2 a :using or involving aggressive and insistent sales techniques
b :imposing or involving severe strain or tension
  • high-pressure occupations

First Known Use of high-pressure

1810


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high-pressure

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Definition of high-pressure

transitive verb
:to sell or influence by high-pressure tactics

First Known Use of high-pressure

1925


HIGH-PRESSURE Defined for English Language Learners

high-pressure

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adjective

Definition of high-pressure for English Language Learners

  • : 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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