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press·ing

 (prĕs′ĭng)
adj.
1. Demanding immediate attention; urgent: a pressing need. See Synonyms at urgent.
2. Very earnest or insistent: a pressing invitation.
n.
1. The process or an instance of applying pressure.
2. often pressings The material, such as juice or grape skins, produced by or left over after pressing.
3.
a. A phonograph record or other recording made at one time.
b. A group of recordings made at the same time.

press′ing·ly adv.

pressing

(ˈprɛsɪŋ)
adj
1. demanding immediate attention
2. persistent or importunate
n
3. (Electronics) a large specified number of gramophone records produced at one time from a master record
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a component formed in a press
5. (Soccer) football the tactic of trying to stay very close to the opposition when they are in possession of the ball
6. (Rugby) football the tactic of trying to stay very close to the opposition when they are in possession of the ball
ˈpressingly adv
ˈpressingness n

press•ing

(ˈprɛs ɪŋ)

adj.
1. urgent; demanding immediate attention: a pressing need.
n.
2. phonograph record produced in a record-molding press from a master or a stamper.
[1610–20]
press′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pressing - the act of pressingpressing - the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
push, pushing - the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
impression - the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
compressing, compression - applying pressure
2.pressing - a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
Adj.1.pressing - compelling immediate actionpressing - compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"

pressing

pressing

adjective
Compelling immediate attention:
noun
Urgent solicitation:
Archaic: instance.
Translations
ضاغِط، حثيث
naléhavý
presserende
áríîandi

pressing

[ˈpresɪŋ] ADJ [matter, problem] → urgente; [request, invitation] → insistente

pressing

[ˈprɛsɪŋ]
adj
a pressing need for sth → un besoin pressant de qch
a pressing appointment → un rendez-vous urgent
n (= ironing) → repassage mpress kit ncahier m de pressepress launch nlancement m presse

pressing

adj
(= urgent) issuebrennend, dringend; taskdringend
(= insistent) requestsnachdrücklich; he was very pressing in his invitationer drängte mir etc seine Einladung richtig auf
n (= records issued at one time)Auflage f; (= copy of record)Pressung f

pressing

[ˈprɛsɪŋ]
1. adj (matter, problem) → urgente, pressante; (request, invitation) → insistente, pressante
he was very pressing → era molto insistente
2. nstiratura

press

(pres) verb
1. to use a pushing motion (against). Press the bell twice!; The children pressed close to their mother.
2. to squeeze; to flatten. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice.
3. to urge or hurry. He pressed her to enter the competition.
4. to insist on. The printers are pressing their claim for higher pay.
5. to iron. Your trousers need to be pressed.
noun
1. an act of pressing. He gave her hand a press; You had better give your shirt a press.
2. (also ˈprinting-press) a printing machine.
3. newspapers in general. It was reported in the press; (also adjective) a press photographer.
4. the people who work on newspapers and magazines; journalists. The press is/are always interested in the private lives of famous people.
5. a device or machine for pressing. a wine-press; a flower-press.
ˈpressing adjective
urgent. a pressing invitation.
press conference
a meeting in which information is given to journalists.
ˈpress-cutting noun
an article cut out of a newspaper or magazine.
be hard pressed
to be in difficulties. He's hard pressed financially.
be pressed for
to be short of. I must hurry – I'm pressed for time.
press for
to try to get; to keep demanding. The miners are pressing for higher wages.
press forward/on
to continue (in spite of difficulties). She pressed on with her work.
References in classic literature ?
said the Cossack to a convoy soldier with a wagon, who was pressing onto the infantrymen who were crowded together close to his wheels and his horses.
he exclaimed to whoever was pressing the cart down on him.
The scope of the Library thus became extended into something more international, and it is entering on the fifth decade of its existence in the hope that it may contribute to that mutual understanding between countries which is so pressing a need of the present time.
The need which Professor Muirhead stressed is no less pressing to-day, and few will deny that philosophy has much to do with enabling us to meet it, although no one, least of all Muirhead himself, would regard that as the sole, or even the main, object of philosophy.
I was awakened early in the morning by some huge body pressing close to mine, and opening my eyes with a start I beheld my blessed old Woola snuggling close to me; the faithful brute had followed us across that trackless waste to share our fate, whatever it might be.
Ah, gladly would I give up my life a thousand times could I only hear them once again; but I could not then give even a second to the rapture of her sweet embrace, and pressing my lips to hers for the first time, I picked her up bodily and tossed her to her seat behind Sola again, commanding the latter in peremptory tones to hold her there by force, and then, slapping the thoat upon the flank, I saw them borne away; Dejah Thoris struggling to the last to free herself from Sola's grasp.
He said, he saw at present no objection to the pressing scheme, and would consider of putting it in execution.
But the fellows were pressing me; and as I did not know the way at all, I soon saw that they would overtake me unless I found a place to conceal myself until they had passed, which would then give me an opportunity to return the way I had come and regain the tower, or possibly find a way to reach the city streets.
Silently Bulan came to his feet, the two monsters at his back rising and pressing close behind him.