Press - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a machine used for printing
- a dense crowd of people (syn: crush, jam)
- a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes (syn: closet, wardrobe)
- clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
- any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
- a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
- the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure (syn: pressing, pressure)
he used pressure to stop the bleeding
at the pressing of a button
press your thumb on this spot
- to be oppressive or burdensome (syn: weigh)
- be urgent
- press from a plastic (syn: press out)
- press and smooth with a heated iron (syn: iron, iron out)
I felt something hard, like a gun, pressing against my side.
The grass had been pressed down in places where people had been lying.
Jim pressed Mary to him and kissed her.
After pressing the enemy hard for several days, our army won the victory.
I had to press my way in through the crowd.
This machine presses vegetables into juice.
He was much pressed to go into a neighbouring apartment.
Teachers are not allowed to press their political views on the children.
We must press for a reduction in the number of students in a class.
All our efforts are pressing towards a reorganization of the prison system.
Steadily rising prices press most heavily on the poor.
His film is getting a good press.
Those who refused to lend were pressed into the army.
The press have been very nasty about him.
To judge from the press, the concert was a great success.
present participle: pressing
past tense: pressed
past participle: pressed
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