Meaning of cross-pressure in English:



[with object]North American
  • Expose (someone) to different, incompatible opinions.

    ‘the executive has been cross-pressured by the interests of the states and the electorate’
    • ‘Occasionally I did encounter undecided voters who were genuinely cross-pressured.’
    • ‘With the number of undecided voters shrinking in recent years, campaigns in 2004 are increasingly seeking out voters who are cross-pressured on issues.’
    • ‘They are cross-pressured as well by the forces of globalisation and what they regard as Western imperialism and cultural domination.’
    • ‘Thus, this sector of Catholic voters is likely to feel cross-pressured in 2000.’
    • ‘Under-support was most pronounced among cross-pressured Republicans.’