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pressing

Syllabification: press·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈpresiNG
 
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Definition of pressing in English:

adjective

1(Of a problem, need, or situation) requiring quick or immediate action or attention: inflation was the most pressing problem he had pressing business in Albany
More example sentences
  • After all, there are only two ways to divert the attention of the international community from the more pressing and immediate problems of abject hunger and poverty.
  • Most pertinent among them is the country's economic situation, which has wiped out people's savings and focused their attention on more pressing matters.
  • The Government has been accused of targeting the drinks industry unfairly to divert public attention from more pressing issues.
Synonyms
important, high-priority, critical, crucial, compelling, inescapable
1.1Expressing something strongly or persistently: a pressing invitation

noun

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1A phonograph record or other object made by the application of force or weight.
Example sentences
  • The sonics, a major improvement over the original harsh and thin-sounding early digital pressings, warrant repurchase for those who love these performances.
  • Surman had gathered a few of his mates for a farewell jam session in an East End recording studio, and though a few test pressings were made, the master tapes were lost for over 30 years.
  • All records issued with picture covers unless stated. Test pressings are w/o picture covers unless stated.
1.1A series of objects pressed at one time: the first pressing of the live album
More example sentences
  • There are no remixes or bonus tracks with this pressing, just the original 14 tracks.
  • A songwriting credit was given to the Motor City Madman in later pressings of the record.
  • Instead, some really, really valuable punk records (first pressing of Gary Gilmore's Eyes, for example) were left out for the binmen.
1.2An act or instance of applying force or weight to something: pure-grade olive oil is the product of the second or third pressings
More example sentences
  • There can be oil, however, from second or even third pressings of the oil.
  • It is the largest single location of pressings and full systems engineering in Europe.
  • The grape pulp could be subject to a second pressing, or even, after being soaked for a day, a third, to produce a thin drink for slaves.

Derivatives

pressingly

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adverb
Example sentences
  • First, we can note that experiences and reactions can become diffused and adopted by others outside the social location that most pressingly experiences the frustrations Merton identifies.
  • I don't use it often, but it's there, if you've something pressingly important that you can't put in one of those e-mails no-one ever sends me…
  • Most pressingly, perhaps, refugees had sheltered in this isolated part of Afghanistan for protection and had to be moved to a healthier location.

Words that rhyme with pressing

blessing, distressing, dressing, Lessing, unprepossessing

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