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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)

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.

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