verb[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
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of cross-pressure in:
- The US English dictionary