Definition of cross-pressure in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkrôsˈpreSHər/


[with object] North American
Expose (someone) to different, incompatible opinions: the executive has been cross-pressured by the interests of the states and the electorate
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  • Occasionally I did encounter undecided voters who were genuinely cross-pressured.
  • With the number of undecided voters shrinking in recent years, campaigns in 2004 are increasingly seeking out voters who are cross-pressured on issues.
  • They are cross-pressured as well by the forces of globalisation and what they regard as Western imperialism and cultural domination.

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Syllabification: cross-pres·sure

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