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English definition of “high-pressure”

high-pressure

adjective [before noun] (WORRY)    /ˌhaɪˈpreʃ.ər/ US  //
involving a lot of responsibility or worry : a high-pressure job in advertising Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understandCausing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of high-pressure adjective (WORRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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