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Definition of "pressing" []

  • Demanding immediate attention; urgent: a pressing need. See Synonyms at urgent. (adjective)
  • Very earnest or persistent; insistent: a pressing invitation. (adjective)
  • The process or an instance of applying pressure by means of a press. (noun)
  • A phonograph record pressed from a master mold or matrix. (noun)
  • A number of recordings pressed at the same time. (noun)
  • Demanding immediate attention (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Persistent or importunate (adjective)
  • A large specified number of gramophone records produced at one time from a master record (noun)
  • A component formed in a press (noun)
  • The tactic of trying to stay very close to the opposition when they are in possession of the ball (noun)

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Use "pressing" in a sentence
  • "It is also the first step in what they call pressing the reset button."
  • ""Women at high risk of developing ovarian cancer should consult with their doctors about a monitoring protocol or preventive surgery," Tenenbaum said, calling out what she identified as a pressing need for research into better screening options."
  • "He was barely able to drive because the pain pressing the accelerator with his foot was unbelievable."