Translation: from spanish

be hard-pushed to

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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

  • 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 — 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

  • pushed — [ puʃt ] adjective INFORMAL in difficulty because you do not have enough time or money: pushed for: We re pushed for time right now. be pushed to do something to have difficulty in doing something: be hard pushed to do something (=have a lot of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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