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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).
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"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 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)
Translations of “high-pressure”
in Chinese (Simplified) 压力, 高压的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壓力, 高壓的…
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