What does the word pressing mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Demanding immediate attention.

Usage examples for pressing

  1. For several years he prospered alone but finding the cares of life pressing upon him he wisely resolved to take a partner to accompany him in his pilgrimage through this vale of tears. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  2. Williams has been pressing for money, and I hope all the family will treat him well, for he is the kind of man who might take out his spite upon me, for the sake of getting even with somebody else." – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  3. There was no difficulty in getting hands; and as I knew where to find the best men, we soon had a first- rate ship's company without much pressing. – The Loss of the Royal George by W.H.G. Kingston