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hard-pressed

(härd′prĕst′)
adj.
Experiencing great difficulty or distress: financially hard-pressed.
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hard-pressed

adj
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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hard-pressed

(ˈhɑrdˈprɛst)

adj.
heavily burdened or oppressed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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hard-pressed

1.
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.
1. pushed (informal), in difficulties, up against it (informal) This year the airline will be hard-pressed to make a profit.
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Translations

hard-pressed

[ˈhɑːdprest] ADJ to be hard-pressedestar en apuros
our hard-pressed economynuestra agobiada economía
you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal than thatle va a ser difícil encontrar una oferta mejor
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hard-pressed

[ˌhɑːdˈprɛst] adjin difficoltà
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