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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.