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Needing immediate attention
“There is a pressing need for more funds.”
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.”
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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to force or compel
“Coun Kevin Lancaster said the council should press the Environment Agency to carry out the work after 2006.”
Present participle for move in a specified direction by pushing
“It is up to them to decide whether to press forward at this juncture.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for to indicate the importance of by centering attention on
“… an office e-mail that presses the need for greater vigilance concerning building security.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for 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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