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Definition of "press" []

  • To exert steady weight or force against; bear down on. (verb-transitive)
  • To squeeze the juice or other contents from. (verb-transitive)
  • To extract (juice, for example) by squeezing or compressing. (verb-transitive)
  • To reshape or make compact by applying steady force; compress. (verb-transitive)
  • To iron (clothing, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To apply or exert weight, force, or steady pressure on (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To squeeze or compress so as to alter in shape or form (verb)
  • To apply heat or pressure to (clothing) so as to smooth out or mark with creases; iron (verb)
  • To make (objects) from soft material by pressing with a mould, form, etc, esp to make gramophone records from plastic (verb)
  • To hold tightly or clasp, as in an embrace (verb)
  • To extract or force out (juice) by pressure (from) (verb)
  • To lift (a weight) successfully with a press (verb)
  • To force, constrain, or compel (verb)
  • To importune or entreat (a person) insistently; urge (verb)
  • To harass or cause harassment (verb)
  • To plead or put forward strongly or importunately (verb)
  • To be urgent (verb)
  • To have little of (verb)
  • To hasten or advance or cause to hasten or advance in a forceful manner (verb)
  • To crowd; throng; push (verb)
  • (formerly) to put to death or subject to torture by placing heavy weights upon (verb)
  • To trouble or oppress (verb)
  • Any machine that exerts pressure to form, shape, or cut materials or to extract liquids, compress solids, or hold components together while an adhesive joint is formed (noun)
  • The art or process of printing (noun)
  • The opinions and reviews in the newspapers, etc (noun)
  • The act of pressing or state of being pressed (noun)
  • The act of crowding, thronging, or pushing together (noun)
  • A closely packed throng of people; crowd; multitude (noun)
  • Urgency or hurry in business affairs (noun)
  • A cupboard, esp a large one used for storing clothes or linen (noun)
  • A wood or metal clamp or vice to prevent tennis rackets, etc, from warping when not in use (noun)
  • A lift in which the weight is raised to shoulder level and then above the head (noun)

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