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press

press - Dictionary definition and meaning for word press

Definition
(noun) the state of demanding notice or attention
Example Sentence
  • the insistence of their hunger
  • the press of business matters

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(noun) the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
Synonyms : public press

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(noun) a machine used for printing
Synonyms : printing press

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(noun) a dense crowd of people
Synonyms : crush , jam

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(noun) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Synonyms : closet , wardrobe

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(noun) clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
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(noun) any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
Synonyms : mechanical press

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(noun) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
Synonyms : military press

Definition
(noun) the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
Synonyms : pressing , pressure
Example Sentence
  • he gave the button a press
  • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
  • at the pressing of a button

Definition
(verb) exert pressure or force to or upon
Example Sentence
  • He pressed down on the boards
  • press your thumb on this spot

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(verb) force or impel in an indicated direction
Synonyms : exhort , urge , urge on
Example Sentence
  • I urged him to finish his studies

Definition
(verb) to be oppressive or burdensome
Synonyms : weigh
Example Sentence
  • weigh heavily on the mind
  • Something pressed on his mind

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(verb) place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
Example Sentence
  • pressed flowers

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(verb) squeeze or press together
Example Sentence
  • she compressed her lips
  • the spasm contracted the muscle

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(verb) crowd closely
Example Sentence
  • The crowds pressed along the street

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(verb) create by pressing
Example Sentence
  • Press little holes into the soft clay

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(verb) be urgent
Example Sentence
  • This is a pressing problem

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(verb) exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
Synonyms : agitate , campaign , crusade , fight , push
Example Sentence
  • The liberal party pushed for reforms
  • She is crusading for women's rights
  • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Definition
(verb) press from a plastic
Synonyms : press out
Example Sentence
  • press a record

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(verb) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
Synonyms : push
Example Sentence
  • `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

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(verb) press and smooth with a heated iron
Synonyms : iron , iron out
Example Sentence
  • press your shirts
  • she stood there ironing

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(verb) lift weights
Synonyms : weight-lift , weightlift
Example Sentence
  • This guy can press 300 pounds

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(verb) ask for or request earnestly
Synonyms : adjure , beseech , bid , conjure , entreat
Example Sentence
  • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for press

when we press anything, we USE FORCE
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