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  1. press

    • IPA[pres]

    美式

    • v.
      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 or machine
    • n.
      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

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    • v.
      動詞
    • 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 or machine:

      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

      two assailants were pressing Agrippa

    • 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 handpicked 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 phonograph record) by molding 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 or provide 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) accept an offer or gift:

      he pressed dinner invitations on her

    • 15. (of something, especially time) be in short supply and so demand immediate action:

      she was almost 45 years old and time was pressing

    • 16. have barely enough of something, especially time:

      I'm very 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 first lifting it to shoulder height and then gradually pushing it upward above the head.
    • 19. try too hard to achieve distance with a shot, at the risk of inaccuracy.
    • n.
      名詞
    • 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. the process of printing:

      the book is ready to go to press

    • 6. newspapers or journalists viewed collectively:

      the press was notified

      press coverage

    • 7. coverage in newspapers and magazines:

      there's no point in demonstrating if you don't get any press

      the mayor has had a bad press for years

    • 8. an act of pressing something:

      the system summons medical help at the press of a button

    • 9. a closely packed crowd or mass of people or things:

      among the press of cars he saw a taxi

    • 10. pressure of business.
    • 11. any of various forms of close guarding by the defending team.
    • 12. an act of raising a weight to shoulder height and then gradually pushing it above the head.
    • 13. a large cupboard.
    • adj. past and past participle of press

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    • adj. past and past participle of press

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    • adj. forced to enlist in the army or navy:

    • the day before we sailed, a number of pressed men were brought on board

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    • adj. forced to enlist in the army or navy:

    • the day before we sailed, a number of pressed men were brought on board

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    • n.
      a device in which paper or cloth is pressed between glazed boards and hot metal plates in order to produce a smooth or glossy surface.
    • v.
      press (paper, cloth, etc.) with a hot press:
    • hot-pressed paper

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    • n.
      a body of men employed to enlist men forcibly into service in the army or navy.
    • v.
      forcibly enlist (someone) into service in the army or navy:
    • a press-ganged navy

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    • IPA[prɛs]

    英式

    • v.
      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

    • n.
      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

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    • IPA[pres]

    美式

    • v.
      put (someone or something) to a specified use, especially as a temporary or makeshift measure:
    • many of these stones have been pressed into service as gateposts
    • n.
      a forcible enlistment of men, especially for the navy.

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    • IPA[prɛs]

    英式

    • v.
      put someone or something to a specified use, especially as a temporary or makeshift measure:
    • she was pressed into service as an interpreter
    • n.
      a forcible enlistment of men, especially for the navy.

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