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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)

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.

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."