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To move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force
“Use a squeegee to press the sticker down flat firmly.”
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To compress, crush or squeeze something, altering its shape in the process
“Peel and grate the ginger, then press through a sieve to extract the juice.”
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To flatten or smooth out by applying pressure or heat
“She teaches them to iron a shirt in three minutes and how to press a pair of trousers.”
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To force items into a compressed space
“I would continue to press the mass of clothing into the suitcase until I was finally able to close it.”
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To crowd or gather together
“In inclement weather, the crowd would press together in the small monastic chapel, overflowing into the foyer and dining room.”
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To force one's way (through something)
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“I try to press through the crowd to reach him, but as usual, I'm too small.”
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To hold close (within one's arms)
“She could only shed tears, and press her child to her bosom, while she lifted up her eyes to Heaven in thankfulness for its preservation.”
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To squeeze someone or something with one's hand
“She hugged him about his broad shoulders, and he pressed her hand affectionately.”
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To plead or put forward strongly
“They courageously continued to press their case for equal rights despite how futile the situation looked.”
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To ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
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“He continued to press for a Royal Commission to investigate the finances of each institution.”
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To effectively force (someone) to do something
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“The company would press their workers into accepting new contracts.”
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To emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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“The problem of social inequality arises because of such macro-level forces, which press the need for postsecondary education.”
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To encourage or incite the development or occurrence of
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To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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To cajole or convince someone with flattery
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To reduce in volume or size by constricting
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To facilitate or accelerate the progress of
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To compress tightly into
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To pierce and make a hole or holes in
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To cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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To place, fit, or push (something) into something else
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To take a tight hold of
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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(with object) To say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
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To move or travel hurriedly
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To make an inquiry
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Mix by pressing
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To push or thrust out
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Extract sap, venom, or other substances from
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To make a crease in
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To gather people together
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To cause to feel sorrow
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To repeatedly mention a subject
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Close in on
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To load or burden with a heavy weight, literally or figuratively
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Campaign to arouse public concern about an issue in the hope of prompting action
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To advance or progress laboriously or forcibly
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To pucker, contract, or press together
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To dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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Surround; envelop
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To make or become physically hard or harder
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To keep up or bring something into effect
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To maintain one's position staunchly in the face of opposition
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Organizations or people working in media and communications collectively
“The mill of rumors reported by the press about her purported activities would result in growing hostility toward her.”
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An organization that prints or publishes printed material
“As part of my professional life in education, I was involved in running a small university press, which published academic books.”
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A machine used for printing material, especially for publication
“Early printers used a wooden press, types, paper, and ink.”
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Coverage in media
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“I was still attracting a lot of publicity and getting good press about my Green Cross Code work.”
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A large, densely packed crowd of people or animals
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“There was still a press of people around the Victoria Memorial.”
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(especially Ireland and Scotland) A piece of furniture, typically with shelves, used for storage
“Put the dishes and cups in the press.”
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A brace, band, or clasp for strengthening or holding things together
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The act of journalism or providing information in some form of media
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A brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
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An act of squeezing something
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An general act of touching someone or something