Meaning of “pressure cooker” in the English Dictionary

"pressure cooker" in British English

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pressure cookernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpreʃ.ə ˌkʊk.ər/ us /ˈpreʃ.ɚ ˌkʊk.ɚ/

pressure cooker noun [ C ] (PAN)

pressure cooker noun [ C ] (SITUATION)

a situation in which people are under a lot of pressure :

The hospital staff have been working in a pressure cooker since the outbreak of the epidemic.

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

"pressure cooker" in American English

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pressure cookernoun [ C ]

us /ˈpreʃ·ər ˌkʊk·ər/

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