hard-pressed


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Related to hard-pressed: in earnest, laid up, refer to

hard-pressed

(härd′prĕst′)
adj.
Experiencing great difficulty or distress: financially hard-pressed.

hard-pressed

adj
1. in difficulties; struggling: the swimmer was hard-pressed; he was hard-pressed to get the work done on time.
2. subject to severe competition
3. subject to severe attack
4. closely pursued

hard-pressed

(ˈhɑrdˈprɛst)

adj.
heavily burdened or oppressed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hard-pressed - facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "distressed companies need loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment"; "found themselves in a bad way financially"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"

hard-pressed

1.
adjective under pressure, pushed (informal), harried, in difficulties, up against it (informal), with your back to the wall Hard-pressed consumers are spending less on luxuries.
1. pushed (informal), in difficulties, up against it (informal) This year the airline will be hard-pressed to make a profit.
Translations

hard-pressed

[ˈhɑːdprest] ADJ to be hard-pressedestar en apuros
our hard-pressed economynuestra agobiada economía
you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal than thatle va a ser difícil encontrar una oferta mejor

hard-pressed

[ˌhɑːdˈprɛst] adjin difficoltà
References in classic literature ?
Whether or not the Revolution would be depended upon the Junta, and the Junta was hard-pressed.
The American farmers in our county were quite as hard-pressed as their neighbours from other countries.
At last the fugitive, hard-pressed, takes to a narrow passage and a court which has no thoroughfare.
Conservative Nigel Evans said low milk prices might sound good but should not effectively subsidise hard-pressed families' food budgets.
IF DRIVERS are so hard-pressed that they object to paying for parking, why don't they use public transport like the really hard-pressed who can't afford cars?
The children's charity asked 2,000 hard-pressed families how they will make ends meet - and the answers showed festive cheer was in short supply.
The donations follow calls from the Government urging schools to help cut the cost of school uniforms for hard-pressed parents.
A LEADING charity has warned that the recent spell of cold weather will have led to increased anxiety for many hard-pressed families and the elderly.
Summary: The economy will enjoy an "Indian summer" as falling inflation helps hard-pressed households despite failing to grow in last quarter.
A SUPPLIER of sausages and bacon to supermarkets warned that attempts to pull in hard-pressed consumers by slashing its prices would squeeze the business this year.
In their Christmas message they also said they were mindful of how hard-pressed families were finding life as the recession bites.
NNA - Jordanian troops serving with United Nations peace-keeping forces in the western African Nation of Ivory Cost helped to evacuate hard-pressed Lebanese expatriates in the ongoing war between former President Gbagbo and President-elect Wattara.