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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 ?
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.
Silently Bulan came to his feet, the two monsters at his back rising and pressing close behind him.
Vernon, I think, was a great deal too kind to her when he was in Staffordshire; her behaviour to him, independent of her general character, has been so inexcusably artful and ungenerous since our marriage was first in agitation that no one less amiable and mild than himself could have overlooked it all; and though, as his brother's widow, and in narrow circumstances, it was proper to render her pecuniary assistance, I cannot help thinking his pressing invitation to her to visit us at Churchhill perfectly unnecessary.
And after pressing the hand of Athos, D'Artagnan chose a moment when the ship rolled backward, so that he had only to plunge into the water, which was already up to his waist.
Her debts, always pressing, were growing to an embarrassing amount.
returned the other, chinking a few shillings together, and hurriedly pressing them into his hand.
As I read, I saw her lovely young face, radiant with love and sorrow as I had last seen it, and pressing the precious little letter to my lips, I said fervently, "Yes, Nicolete, I will be true.
No, no," returned Monte Cristo, pale as death, pressing one hand on his heart to still its throbbings, while with the other he pointed to a crystal cover, beneath which a silken purse lay on a black velvet cushion.
Then he rose to go, pressing a little packet into her palm.
Not so much in point of amount as owing to the peculiar and pressing nature of liabilities Mr.
I should like to convince you in a few words, for time is pressing and every minute is valuable.
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.