hard–pressed

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hard–pressed /ˈhɑɚdˈprɛst/ adjective
hard–pressed
/ˈhɑɚdˈprɛst/
adjective
Learner's definition of HARD–PRESSED
[more hard–pressed; most hard–pressed]
used to say that it is difficult to do something followed by to + verb
: in a bad situation because you do not have enough money, time, etc.
sometimes + for