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- Needing urgent attention.
- 2013 January 3, Luke Harding, Uki Goni, “Argentina urges UK to hand back Falklands and 'end colonialism'”, in The Guardian:
- Argentinians support the "Malvinas" cause, which is written into the constitution. But they are also worried about pressing economic problems such as inflation, rising crime and corruption.
- 2019 September 18, Drachinifel, 25:58 from the start, in Battle of Tsushima - When the 2nd Pacific Squadron thought it couldn't get any worse..., archived from the original on 4 December 2022:
- Four Japanese torpedo boats launch an attack on the Suvorov. Despite burning steadily for several hours and now taking a torpedo to the stern, the ship still lashes out at its attackers with a few remaining guns. With no pressing need to continue the attack to closer range, the torpedo boats fall back, noting the position for a night attack if Suvorov survives that long.
- Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
- 1908, Joseph Conrad, The Duel:
- He was pressing and persuasive.
- For more quotations using this term, see Citations:pressing.
needing urgent attention — see also urgent
insistent, earnest, or persistent
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pressing (plural pressings)
- The application of pressure by a press or other means.
- A metal or plastic part made with a press.
- The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron.
- A memento preserved by pressing, folding, or drying between the leaves of a flat container, book, or folio. Usually done with a flower, ribbon, letter, or other soft, small keepsake.
- The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
- A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
- Urgent insistence.
pressing m (plural pressings)
- “pressing”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
pressing m (invariable)
- (sports, especially soccer) continuous and pressing action that does not allow the opposing team to catch its breath, aiming to remove the ball from its possession
- (figurative, by extension) pressure
- il governo è stato costretto a subire il pressing della sinistra
- the government was confined to undergo the left's pressure