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- Needing urgent attention.
- 1841, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 75,
- “I come on business.—Private,” he added, with a glance at the man who stood looking on, “and very pressing business.”
- Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
- 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 2,
- You are very pressing, Basil, but I am afraid I must go.
- 1908, Joseph Conrad, "The Duel,"
- He was pressing and persuasive.
- 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 removing creases with a press or an iron.
- The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
- A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
- Urgent insistence.
- Present participle of press