Meaning of “high-pressure” in the English Dictionary

"high-pressure" in English

See all translations

high-pressureadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌhaɪˈpreʃ.ər/ us /ˌhaɪˈpreʃ.ɚ/

(Definition of “high-pressure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"high-pressure" in American English

See all translations



high-pressure adjective (STRESS)

involving a lot of stress because of the high expectations of others:

a high-pressure job

high-pressure adjective (FORCE)

having or using a lot of force:

high-pressure hoses

earth science High-pressure also means having a high barometric pressure (= amount of force on the earth's surface caused by the weight of the air).

(Definition of “high-pressure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"high-pressure" in Business English

See all translations

high-pressureadjective [ usually before noun ]

uk /ˌhaɪˈpreʃər/ us //

MARKETING used to describe methods of selling that involve persuading people in a forceful way to buy something that often they do not want:

The law is designed to rein in high-pressure sales by phone companies.
There have been a string of complaints about the bank's high-pressure sales tactics.

WORKPLACE involving a lot of responsibility or worry:

It's a high-pressure job and it's a lot to ask one person to take all that responsibility.
He's had a lot of experience handling high-pressure professional situations.

(Definition of “high-pressure” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!