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People or person working in communications
“Rumours began to appear in the press.”
A great number of persons or creatures massed together
“There was still a press of people around the Victoria Memorial.”
A printing press
“Hugo Goes established his press at York in 1509.”
A business that prints or publishes books
“He is the author of Natural Atheism, a book which will be published by American Atheist press later this year.”
Coverage in newspapers and magazines
“Maybe they steer clear of journalists because the place gets enough bad press anyway, or maybe they've been killed off by stuff we can't see.”
A built-in space for storage behind a door
“… put the towels in the linen press.”
A storage case typically having doors and shelves
“… originally designed as a press for clothes, it now serves to hide the bedroom TV.”
Strain, pressure
Move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force
“Put on the top half of the bread, press gently and eat immediately with a bottle of very cold beer.”
To force or compel
“Coun Kevin Lancaster said the council should press the Environment Agency to carry out the work after 2006.”
Move in a specified direction by pushing
“It is up to them to decide whether to press forward at this juncture.”
To take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
“… the fleeing bank robber pressed a nearby taxi into service as a getaway car.”
To indicate the importance of by centering attention on
“… an office e-mail that presses the need for greater vigilance concerning building security.”
To smooth out creases by applying pressure or heat
“She teaches them to iron a shirt in three minutes and how to press a pair of trousers.”
“And he gives him a flower to press inside the pages of the friend's notebook.”
To compress to alter in shape
“Peel and grate the ginger, then twist in a piece of muslin, or press through a sieve to extract the juice.”
To squeeze
“She pressed the child to her bosom.”
“She leaned down and kissed the top of his head, hugging him about his broad shoulders, and he pressed her hand affectionately.”
To plead or put forward strongly
“The second pitfall is that you are using a false plea in order to press your claim.”
“Workers were pressed into accepting new contracts.”
“Our campaigns include pressing for a ban on the ivory trade.”
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