- move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force；exert continuous physical force on (something), typically in order to operate a device
- a device for applying pressure to something in order to flatten or shape it or to extract juice or oil；a machine that applies pressure to a workpiece by means of a tool, in order to punch shapes.
noun: press, plural noun: presses
verb: press, 3rd person present: presses, gerund or present participle: pressing, past tense: pressed, past participle: pressed
- 1. move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force:
he pressed his face to the glass
her body pressed against his
- 2. exert continuous physical force on (something), typically in order to operate a device:
he pressed a button and the doors slid open
- 3. squeeze (someone's arm or hand) as a sign of affection:
Winnie pressed his hand
- 4. move in a specified direction by pushing:
the mob was still pressing forward
- 5. (of an enemy or opponent) attack persistently and fiercely:
their enemies pressed in on all sides
- 6. continue in one's action:
he stubbornly pressed on with his work
- 7. apply pressure to (something) to flatten, shape, or smooth it, typically by ironing:
she pressed her nicest blouse
- 8. apply pressure to (a flower or leaf) between sheets of paper in order to dry and preserve it.
- 9. extract (juice or oil) by crushing or squeezing fruit, vegetables, etc.:
the best olive oils are pressed from hand-picked olives
- 10. squeeze or crush (fruit, vegetables, etc.) to extract the juice or oil:
the small seeds of sesame are chiefly pressed for their oil
- 11. manufacture (something, especially a record) by moulding under pressure:
the record was pressed in two runs of 500 copies
- 12. forcefully put forward (an opinion, claim, or course of action):
Rose did not press the point
- 13. make strong efforts to persuade or force (someone) to do something:
when I pressed him for precise figures he evaded the subject
the marketing directors were pressed to justify their expenditure
- 14. insist that (someone) accepts an offer or gift:
he pressed dinner invitations on her
- 15. (of time) be in short supply, necessitating immediate action:
she was almost 45 years old and time was pressing
- 16. have barely enough of something, especially time:
I'm terribly pressed for time
- 17. have difficulty doing or achieving something:
they may be hard pressed to keep their promise
- 18. raise (a specified weight) by lifting it to shoulder height and then gradually pushing it upwards above the head.
- 19. try too hard to achieve distance with a shot, at the risk of inaccuracy.
- 1. a device for applying pressure to something in order to flatten or shape it or to extract juice or oil:
a flower press
a wine press
- 2. a machine that applies pressure to a workpiece by means of a tool, in order to punch shapes.
- 3. a printing press.
- 4. a business that prints or publishes books:
the Clarendon Press
- 5. newspapers or journalists viewed collectively:
the incident was not reported in the press
press coverage of the trial
- 6. coverage in newspapers and magazines:
there's no point in demonstrating if you don't get any press
the government has had a bad press for years
- 7. an act of pressing something:
the system summons medical help at the press of a button
these clothes could do with a press
- 8. a closely packed crowd or mass of people or things:
among the press of cars he saw a taxi
- 9. pressure of business.
- 10. any of various forms of close guarding by the defending team.
- 11. an act of raising a weight to shoulder height and then gradually pushing it upwards above the head.
- 12. a large cupboard.
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