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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.

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

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]
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"

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.
Translations

high-pressure

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

high-pressure

[ˌhaɪˈprɛʃəʳ] adjad alta pressione (fig) → aggressivo/a
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,
For more than 100 years BASF has produced components and systems for high-pressure technology and is always at the leading edge of state-of-the-art technology.
Now, new technologies, such as high-pressure washers, consume less energy and water than previously possible without sacrificing quality.
6 August 2013 - US Shiloh Industries Inc (NASDAQ:SHLO), a provider of lightweighting and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) solutions to the automotive sector, said it had bought high-pressure aluminum die cast parts specialist Contech Castings.
The acquisition brings P2000 squeeze casting, ThinTech vacuum casting and high-pressure conventional die casting to Shiloha[euro](tm)s capabilities in high-pressure, high-vacuum casting, the buyer said.
Most of the many scientific accounts of high-pressure processes are limited to a single application.
Researchers at Iowa State University tested high-pressure processing on Queso Fresco to determine if the technique would control Listeria innocua.
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