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  1. high pressure

    • IPA[ˌhʌɪ ˈprɛʃə]

    英式

    • n.
      a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average (e.g. in an anticyclone);physical pressure that is higher than a standard or average pressure
    • adj.
      characterized by or exhibiting atmospheric pressure that is above average;involving a high degree of physical pressure
    • noun: high pressure, plural noun: high pressures

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is above average (e.g. in an anticyclone) an area of high pressure over much of the UK means that dry and fine conditions look set to continue
    • 2. physical pressure that is higher than a standard or average pressure liquid is injected at high pressure into subterranean rocks to extract oil or gas
    • 3. a high degree of exertion, urgency, or responsibility he has a record of making good decisions under high pressure

    形容詞

    • 1. characterized by or exhibiting atmospheric pressure that is above average a high-pressure system is moving down from the north
    • 2. involving a high degree of physical pressure high-pressure water jets
    • 3. involving a high degree of persuasion high-pressure sales techniques
    • involving a great deal of anxiety or stress a high-pressure job