pressing
adjective Date: 1591 1. urgently important ; critical <
a pressing issue
>
2. earnest, warmpressingly adverb

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  • pressing — [ presiŋ ] n. m. • v. 1935; mot angl. « action de presser », de to press « presser » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Établissement où l on nettoie les vêtements et où on les repasse à la vapeur. ⇒ teinturerie. 2 ♦ (1949) Repassage à la vapeur. Appos. Fer pressing… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pressing — adj Pressing, urgent, imperative, crying, importunate, insistent, exigent, instant are comparable when they mean demanding or claiming attention and especially immediate attention. Pressing often implies directly or indirectly the use of pressure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Pressing — Game oder zu deutsch Druckspiel, ist eine spieltaktische Variante im Sport. Pressing nennt man das (kurzzeitige, längere oder ständige) Anrennen auf das Tor des Gegners, woran sich außer dem Torhüter alle Mannschaftsteile wechselseitig beteiligen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pressing — Press ing, a. Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity. {Press ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pressing — [pres′iŋ] adj. [prp. of PRESS1] 1. calling for immediate attention; urgent 2. persistent in request or demand; insistent n. 1. the process or an instance of stamping, squeezing, etc. with a press 2. the result of this, often a series or one of a… …   English World dictionary

  • pressing — I adjective acute, cogent, compelling, compulsory, constraining, critical, crucial, demanded, demanding, driving, essential, exacting, exigent, forceful, grave, high priority, impelling, imperative, important, importunate, indispensable, major,… …   Law dictionary

  • pressing — → presión, 1 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • pressing — (adj.) exerting pressure, mid 14c., prp. adjective from PRESS (Cf. press) (v.1). Sense of urgent, compelling, forceful is from 1705 …   Etymology dictionary

  • pressing — [adj] important; urgent acute, burning, claiming, clamant, clamorous, compelling, constraining, critical, crucial, crying, demanding, dire, distressing, exacting, exigent, forcing, heat on*, high priority, hurry up*, immediate, imperative,… …   New thesaurus

  • pressing — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż IIa, D. u, sport. {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} w niektórych zespołowych grach sportowych: rodzaj agresywnego krycia stosowany przez zawodników w celu przeszkadzania przeciwnikowi w swobodnym wychodzeniu na pozycję, a także w… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • pressing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) requiring quick or immediate action or attention. 2) expressing something strongly or persistently. ► NOUN ▪ an object made by moulding under pressure …   English terms dictionary

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