Hard pressed, hard pushed

Hard pressed, hard pushed
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  • Hard pushed — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard-pushed — hardˈ pressed or hardˈ pushed adjective 1. In difficulties 2. Under pressure 3. Closely pursued • • • Main Entry: ↑hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard pushed —  Beset with difficulty. Hard pressed …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Hard — Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard by — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard run — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hard up — Hard Hard, adv. [OE. harde, AS. hearde.] 1. With pressure; with urgency; hence, diligently; earnestly. [1913 Webster] And prayed so hard for mercy from the prince. Dryden. [1913 Webster] My father Is hard at study; pray now, rest yourself. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pushed — [puʃt] adj [not before noun] BrE informal 1.) be pushed for time/money etc to not have much time, money etc = ↑pressed ▪ I m a bit pushed for time today. 2.) too busy ▪ I d love to help, but I m a bit pushed at the moment. 3.) be (hard) pushed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • be hard pushed to do something — be hard put/pressed/pushed/to do something phrase to find it very difficult to do something I think the Conservatives will be hard put to gain support. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) hard pushed to do something — be ˌhard ˈpressed/ˈpushed to do sth | be hard ˈput (to it) to do sth idiom to find it very difficult to do sth • He was hard put to it to explain her disappearance. Main entry: ↑hardidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard pressed — Synonyms and related words: at the double, crowded, desperate, double quick, double time, hard up, hard pressed, hard pushed, hard run, hurried, in desperate straits, in extremis, in extremities, on the double, pinched, pressed, pressed for time …   Moby Thesaurus


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