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high-pres·sure

(hī′prĕsh′ər)
adj.
1. Of or relating to pressures higher than normal, especially higher than atmospheric pressure.
2. Informal
a. Using aggressive, persistent persuasive tactics: a high-pressure salesperson.
b. Full of or imposing great stress or tension: a high-pressure job.
tr.v. high-pres·sured, high-pres·sur·ing, high-pres·sures Informal
To attempt to sell (something) or persuade (someone) by using aggressive, persistent tactics.
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high-pressure

adj
1. (General Physics) having, using, involving, or designed to withstand a pressure above normal pressure: a high-pressure gas; a high-pressure cylinder.
2. informal (of selling) persuasive in an aggressive and persistent manner
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high′-pres′sure



adj., v. -sured, -sur•ing. adj.
1. having or involving a pressure above the normal.
2. involving a high degree of stress; demanding: a high-pressure job.
3. vigorous; persistent; aggressive: high-pressure salesmanship.
v.t.
4. to use aggressively forceful sales tactics on: high-pressured into buying a car.
[1815–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.high-pressure - aggressively and persistently persuasive; "a hard-hitting advertising campaign"; "a high-pressure salesman"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
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high-pressure

(Informal)
adjective forceful, aggressive, compelling, intensive, persistent, persuasive, high-powered, insistent, bludgeoning, pushy (informal), in-your-face (slang), coercive, importunate They use high-pressure sales tactics.
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Translations

high-pressure

[ˈhaɪˈpreʃəʳ] ADJde alta presión (fig) → enérgico, dinámico
high-pressure salesmanvendedor m agresivo
high-pressure sellingventa f agresiva
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high-pressure

[ˌhaɪˈprɛʃəʳ] adjad alta pressione (fig) → aggressivo/a
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References in classic literature ?
She was a frigate of great speed, fitted with high-pressure engines which admitted a pressure of seven atmospheres.
THE Messenger was one among a crowd of high-pressure steamboats, clustered together by a wharf-side, which, looked down upon from the rising ground that forms the landing-place, and backed by the lofty bank on the opposite side of the river, appeared no larger than so many floating models.
Through such a scene as this, the unwieldy machine takes its hoarse, sullen way: venting, at every revolution of the paddles, a loud high-pressure blast; enough, one would think, to waken up the host of Indians who lie buried in a great mound yonder: so old, that mighty oaks and other forest trees have struck their roots into its earth; and so high, that it is a hill, even among the hills that Nature planted round it.
But for this, I should not have dreamt of running so much on the high-pressure principle; but love, you know, Miss Julia, is a calculation, like any other great event of life, and must be carried on consistently."
'You are to understand'--snorted Pancks, feverishly unfolding papers, and speaking in short high-pressure blasts of sentences,
These two high-pressure materials are very unlike one another.
Ecoclean GmbH has responded to this trend by developing a so-called high-pressure spraying system for solvent-based cleaning machines.
monocytogenes, Scott-A and OSY-8578, differ in their sensitivity to high-pressure and pulsed electric field (PEF) processing.
TRICOR Coriolis Technology's TCMH-0450 High Pressure Coriolis Flow Meter is well suited to the oil and gas industry for high-pressure chemical injection applications, as well as gas measurement applications such as engine test benches, hydrogen fuel stations and high pressure gas measurement in numerous other industries.
Now, new technologies, such as high-pressure washers, consume less energy and water than previously possible without sacrificing quality.
National Grid is to develop a robotic inspection device for its high-pressure gas installations after securing 5.7 million [pounds sterling] of Ofgem funding.

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