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Experiencing great difficulty or distress: financially hard-pressed.
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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
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heavily burdened or oppressed.
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|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"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
hard-pressed[ˈhɑːdprest] ADJ to be hard-pressed → estar en apuros
our hard-pressed economy → nuestra agobiada economía
you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal than that → le va a ser difícil encontrar una oferta mejor
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
hard-pressed[ˌhɑːdˈprɛst] adj → in difficoltà
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