- 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
- 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.
verb: press, 3rd person present: presses, gerund or present participle: pressing, past tense: pressed, past participle: pressed
noun: press, plural noun: presses
- 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 同義詞
- ▪ exert continuous physical force on (something), typically in order to operate a device or machine he pressed a button and the doors slid open
- ▪ squeeze (someone's arm or hand) as a sign of affection Winnie pressed his hand 同義詞
- ▪ move in a specified direction by pushing the mob was still pressing forward 同義詞
- ▪ (of an enemy or opponent) attack persistently and fiercely their enemies pressed in on all sides two assailants were pressing Agrippa
- ▪ continue in one's action he stubbornly pressed on with his work
- 2. apply pressure to (something) to flatten, shape, or smooth it, typically by ironing she pressed her nicest blouse 同義詞
- ▪ apply pressure to (a flower or leaf) between sheets of paper in order to dry and preserve it. 同義詞
- ▪ extract (juice or oil) by crushing or squeezing fruit, vegetables, etc. the best olive oils are pressed from handpicked olives
- ▪ squeeze or crush (fruit, vegetables, etc.) to extract the juice or oil the small seeds of sesame are chiefly pressed for their oil 同義詞
- ▪ manufacture (something, especially a record) by molding under pressure the record was pressed in two runs of 500 copies
- 3. forcefully put forward (an opinion, claim, or course of action) Rose did not press the point 同義詞
- ▪ 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 同義詞
- ▪ insist that (someone) accept an offer or gift he pressed dinner invitations on her
- ▪ (of something, especially time) be in short supply and so demand immediate action she was almost 45 years old and time was pressing
- ▪ have barely enough of something, especially time I'm very pressed for time
- ▪ have difficulty doing or achieving something they may be hard pressed to keep their promise
- 4. raise (a specified weight) by first lifting it to shoulder height and then gradually pushing it upward above the head.
- 5. 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
- ▪ a machine that applies pressure to a workpiece by means of a tool, in order to punch shapes.
- 2. a printing press. 同義詞
- ▪ a business that prints or publishes books the Clarendon Press 同義詞
- ▪ the process of printing the book is ready to go to press
- 3. newspapers or journalists viewed collectively the press was notified press coverage 同義詞
- ▪ 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 同義詞
- 4. an act of pressing something the system summons medical help at the press of a button
- ▪ a closely packed crowd or mass of people or things among the press of cars he saw a taxi
- ▪ dated pressure of business.
- ▪ any of various forms of close guarding by the defending team.
- 5. an act of raising a weight to shoulder height and then gradually pushing it above the head.
- 6. Scottish, Irish a large cupboard.