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hard-pressed

[hahrd-prest] /ˈhɑrdˈprɛst/
adjective
1.
heavily burdened or oppressed, as by overwork or financial difficulties; harried; put-upon.
Also, hardpressed.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
Synonyms
assailed, plagued, beset, bedeviled, beleaguered.
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  • Later, marines were moved south to help hardpressed army troops.
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hard-pressed

adjective
1.
in difficulties: the swimmer was hard-pressed
2.
subject to severe competition
3.
subject to severe attack
4.
closely pursued
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