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high-pressure

[hahy-presh-er]
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adjective
  1. having or involving a pressure above the normal: high-pressure steam.
  2. vigorous; persistent; aggressive: high-pressure salesmanship.
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verb (used with object), high-pres·sured, high-pres·sur·ing.
  1. to employ aggressively forceful and unrelenting sales tactics on (a prospective customer): high-pressured into buying a car.
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Origin of high-pressure

First recorded in 1815–25
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Related Words for high-pressure

heartfelt, vehement, zealous, impassioned, forceful, eloquent, violent, intense, spirited, fierce, poignant, dramatic, eager, fiery, heated, ardent, emotional, strong, expressive, fervent

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British Dictionary definitions for high-pressure

high-pressure

adjective
  1. having, using, involving, or designed to withstand a pressure above normal pressurea high-pressure gas; a high-pressure cylinder
  2. informal (of selling) persuasive in an aggressive and persistent manner
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