high-pres|sure


high-pres|sure
high-pres|sure «HY PREHSH uhr», adjective, verb, -sured, -sur|ing.
–adj.
1. having, using, or resisting more than the usual pressure: »

a high-pressure boiler.

2. having high barometric pressure: »

Air generally moves from a high-pressure area into a low-pressure area (James E. Miller).

3. Figurative. using strong, vigorous methods: »

high-pressure selling.

–v.t.
Figurative. to use strong, vigorous methods on, in selling: »

to high-pressure a customer.

[American English < high + pressure]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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