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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 ?
People made way for her as she passed, others turned round and looked at her, and she received a great many greetings and pressings of the hand, all of which she accepted with the most delicate dignity.
Upon these, and many like Reflections, I afterwards made it a certain rule with me, That whenever I found those secret Hints or Pressings of my Mind, to doing, or not doing any Thing that presented; or to going this Way, or that Way, I never failed to obey the secret Dictate.
Upon these and many like reflections I afterwards made it a certain rule with me, that whenever I found those secret hints or pressings of mind to doing or not doing anything that presented, or going this way or that way, I never failed to obey the secret dictate; though I knew no other reason for it than such a pressure or such a hint hung upon my mind.
Edna began to feel like one who awakens gradually out of a dream, a delicious, grotesque, impossible dream, to feel again the realities pressing into her soul.
He found Joe Harper study- ing a Testament, and turned sadly away from the de- pressing spectacle.
Elton's best compliments, "that he was proposing to leave Highbury the following morning in his way to Bath; where, in compliance with the pressing entreaties of some friends, he had engaged to spend a few weeks, and very much regretted the impossibility he was under, from various circumstances of weather and business, of taking a personal leave of Mr.
A most earnest, pressing, and emphatic entreaty, addressed to you in the most pathetic tones of the voice so dear to you, that you well remember.
I know," I continued, pressing her hand, "that I may seem young enough to talk like this, but some of us get through life quicker than others, and when we say, `It is done,' it is no use for onlookers to say, `Why, it is just beginning
I grant thee, Nathan, that it is a dwelling of those to whom the despised Children of the Promise are a stumbling-block and an abomination; yet thou knowest that pressing affairs of traffic sometimes carry us among these bloodthirsty Nazarene soldiers, and that we visit the Preceptories of the Templars, as well as the Commanderies of the Knights Hospitallers, as they are called.
I should like to convince you in a few words, for time is pressing and every minute is valuable.
I arrived not long after at the Emperor's court, and had the honour of kissing his hands; but stayed not long in a place where no missionary ought to linger, unless obliged by the most pressing necessity: but being ordered by my superiors into the kingdom of Damote, I set out on my journey, and on the road was in great danger of losing my life by my curiosity of tasting a herb, which I found near a brook, and which, though I had often heard of it, I did not know.
The poor beasts felt the strange spurs and added to their anguish by pressing their tails tight, so much so that, cutting a multitude of capers, they flung their masters to the ground.