- 1.1 (coaccionar) to put pressure on, to pressure (especialmente inglés norteamericano/especially American English) to pressurize (especialmente inglés británico/especially British English) to bring pressure to bear on [formal] lo presionaron para que se retirara del concurso he was pressured o/or pressurized into withdrawing from the competition 1.2 [botón/timbre] to press
- to put on the pressure el equipo presionó sin lograr el empate the team put on the pressure o/or put pressure on their opponents but failed to tie the game presionar
sobrealgo/algn to put pressure onsth/sb, bring pressure to bear onsth/sb [formal] presionaron sobre las autoridades para que abrieran la frontera the authorities were put under pressure o/or pressure was brought to bear on the authorities to open the border
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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.