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〔 prZs 〕


〔 prєs 〕

Overview of noun press

The noun press has 9 senses

  • imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure -- (the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters")

  • press, public press -- (the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines)

  • press, printing press -- (a machine used for printing)

  • crush, jam, press -- (a dense crowd of people)

  • wardrobe, closet, press -- (a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes)

  • press -- (clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use)

  • press, mechanical press -- (any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids)

  • press, military press -- (a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead)

  • press, pressure, pressing -- (the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button")

Overview of verb press

The verb press has 14 senses

  • press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")

  • urge, urge on, press, exhort -- (force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies")

  • weigh, press -- (to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind")

  • press -- (place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers")

  • compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

  • press -- (crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street")

  • press -- (create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay")

  • press -- (be urgent; "This is a pressing problem")

  • crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate -- (exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate")

  • press, press out -- (press from a plastic; "press a record")

  • press, push -- (make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman")

  • iron, iron out, press -- (press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing")

  • weight-lift, weightlift, press -- (lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds")

  • bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure -- (ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons")