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Adjective
In urgent need of immediate attention
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“There is a pressing need for more funds.”
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Requiring quick or immediate action or attention
“The finance ministers do not have any immediately pressing issues to discuss, unlike at some meetings in the past.”
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Expressing something strongly or persistently
“It is unusual in our time to hear or read someone declare that conscience tells them to change their strongest beliefs and sacrifice their most pressing desires.”
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(of an object or situation) Significant in degree of importance or urgency
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Relating to or existing at the present time
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Of or relating to current affairs
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Incapable of being satisfied or appeased
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Of or relating to compression
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Dangerous or perilous
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Strict or exacting in standards
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Characterized by causing hardships or problems
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The action of saying something to persuade, encourage, or remind someone to do or say something
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The act of compressing, or the state of being compressed
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The quality of being insistent
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A concentrated essence
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A constant and insistent demanding
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Something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly
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Imperativeness
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The act of physically lowering something
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The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like
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The production of something by pressing it out
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To be forcing one's way through
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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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to compress, crush or squeeze something, altering its shape in the process
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“Peel and grate the ginger, then press through a sieve to extract the juice.”
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Present participle 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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Present participle for to force items into a compressed space
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“I would continue to press the mass of clothing into the suitcase until I was finally able to close it.”
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Present participle for to crowd or gather together
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“In inclement weather, the crowd would press together in the small monastic chapel, overflowing into the foyer and dining room.”
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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to ask for something, especially earnestly or forcefully
“He continued to press for a Royal Commission to investigate the finances of each institution.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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“The problem of social inequality arises because of such macrolevel forces, which press the need for postsecondary education.”
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Present participle for to facilitate or accelerate the progress of
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Present participle for take over in place of another
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Present participle for to squeeze together
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Present participle for to compress tightly into
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Present participle for to work in an organized and active way towards a particular goal
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Present participle for to select, typically for military service
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Present participle for to place, fit, or push (something) into something else
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Present participle for live in a frugal way
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Present participle for to take a tight hold of
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Present participle for extinguish by crushing
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(with object) Present participle for to say something in order to convey information or to express a feeling
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Present participle for to move or travel hurriedly
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Present participle for to make an inquiry
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Present participle for mix by pressing
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Present participle for to maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures
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Present participle for massage or squeeze with the hands
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Present participle for to cause sudden intense pain in the bowels
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Present participle for force or be forced to submit
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Present participle for extract sap, venom, or other substances from
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Present participle for to make a crease in
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Present participle for to make a loud, deep cry
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(euphemistic) Present participle for to have intimate relations with someone
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Present participle for to offer for discussion or debate
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Present participle for cause or become hurt
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Present participle for to cause to feel sorrow
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Present participle for to push or thrust out
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Present participle for to repeatedly mention a subject
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Present participle for close in on
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Present participle for to cause sadness, distress or anxiety to
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Present participle for to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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Present participle for to obtain with great effort or difficulty
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Present participle for campaign to arouse public concern about an issue in the hope of prompting action
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Present participle for to move with a short sudden movement, often repeatedly
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Present participle for to advance or progress laboriously or forcibly
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Present participle for to dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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Present participle for to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for make or become hard or harder
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Present participle for surround; envelop
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Present participle for to remove contaminants or impurities from
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Present participle for walk in a specified way
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Present participle for to keep up or bring something into effect
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Present participle for to be influential
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Present participle for chase for killing
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Present participle for exploit or defraud by taking small amounts of money over a period of time
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Present participle for to pierce and make a hole or holes in
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(with reference to the lips) Present participle for to pucker or contract, typically to express disapproval or irritation
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Present participle for to require the intervention of someone or something
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