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high-pressure

[hahy-presh-er] /ˈhaɪˈprɛʃ ər/
adjective
1.
having or involving a pressure above the normal:
high-pressure steam.
2.
vigorous; persistent; aggressive:
high-pressure salesmanship.
verb (used with object), high-pressured, high-pressuring.
3.
to employ aggressively forceful and unrelenting sales tactics on (a prospective customer):
high-pressured into buying a car.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for highpressure

high-pressure

adjective
1.
having, using, involving, or designed to withstand a pressure above normal pressure a high-pressure gas, a high-pressure cylinder
2.
(informal) (of selling) persuasive in an aggressive and persistent manner
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