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"high-pressure" in British English

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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

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high-pressureadjective

 /ˈhɑɪˈpreʃ·ər/
  • 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

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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 ​phonecompanies. There have been a ​string of ​complaints about the bank's high-pressure ​salestactics.
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 ​experiencehandling high-pressureprofessional situations.
(Definition of high-pressure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “high-pressure”
in Chinese (Simplified) 压力, 高压的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壓力, 高壓的…
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