high-pressure
I. adjective Date: 1824 1. a. having or involving a high or comparatively high pressure especially greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere b. having a high barometric pressure 2. a. using or involving aggressive and insistent sales techniques b. imposing or involving severe strain or tension <
high-pressure occupations
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II. transitive verb Date: 1926 to sell or influence by high-pressure tactics

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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