An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (short)
a. escaso
We're a little pressed for time, but there are just a few other items I wanted to touch on before we finish.Andamos un poco escasos de tiempo, pero hay un par de cosas más que quería mencionar antes de acabar.
b. apurado
I wouldn't sell the house if I weren't so pressed for cash.Si no estuviera tan apurada de dinero, no vendería la casa.
2. (under pressure)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was pressed for a decision and rushed into it.Me vi forzado a tomar una decisión y me precipité.
If we don't get going soon, we'll be pressed to arrive at the campsite by nightfall.Si no nos ponemos pronto en marcha, difícilmente llegaremos al campamento antes del anochecer.
3. (flattened)
a. prensado (food or flowers)
Eric mounted the pressed violets in a frame.Eric montó las violetas prensadas en un marco.
4. (clothing)
a. planchado
Your pressed shirt and pants are hanging in the closet.Tienes la camisa y los pantalones planchados colgados en el armario.
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pressed [prest]
to be pressed for money/time andar muy escaso de dinero/tiempo
he was always pressed for money feeling pressed for funds, the House voted to cut the $8 billion superconducting supercollider out of the budget people may have been pressed for cash, but spending on foreign products kept rising to be pressed for [time] are you pressed for time, Mr Bayliss? - if not, I suggest we have lunch when I'm pressed for time I just get a take-away Monk was so pressed for time that he caught the ferry the following morning
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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