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Adjective
Under strain or deprivation
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Flattened
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Pressed
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In a pulpy state
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Squeezed out
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Obliged by law, circumstances, or duty to do something
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In force
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Submitted for consideration
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Closely packed together
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To have made an inquiry
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To have caused someone to do something, usually against their inclinations
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“The company would press their workers into accepting new contracts.”
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(rare) To have impelled and directed towards an object or action
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To have made a claim
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To have begged or pleaded for something desperately
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“He continued to press for a Royal Commission to investigate the finances of each institution.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to force one's way (through something)
“I try to press through the crowd to reach him, but as usual, I'm too small.”
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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
“The problem of social inequality arises because of such macro-level forces, which press the need for postsecondary education.”
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