Synonym: clasp, coax, force, goad, insist, iron, prod, push, smooth, squeeze, stress, tighten, urge. Similar words: press for, impress, depressed, impressive, depression, impression, stress, dress up. Meaning: [pres] n. 1. newspaper writers and photographers 2. the state of demanding notice or attention 3. the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines 4. a machine used for printing 5. a dense crowd of people 6. a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes 7. clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use 8. any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids 9. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead 10. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure. v. 1. exert pressure or force to or upon 2. force or impel in an indicated direction 3. to be oppressive or burdensome 4. place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure 5. squeeze or press together 6. crowd closely 7. create by pressing 8. be urgent 9. 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 10. press from a plastic 11. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby 12. press and smooth with a heated iron 13. lift weights 14. ask for or request earnestly.
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(2) They crush the olives with a heavy wooden press.
(3) Organizers of the strike are determined to press on.
(4) The press have been very nasty about him.
(5) A free press is fundamental to democracy.
(6) For two weeks they evaded the press.
(7) He leaked the news to the press.
(8) The opera had a good press.
(9) Local feeling does not necessarily concur with the press.
(10) We read news in the daily press.
(11) The seat tilts forward(sentencedict.com), when you press this lever.
(12) She was besieged by the press and the public.
(13) You must press this button to start the radio.
(14) Press this button to start the engine.
(15) They were hounded day and night by the press.
(16) They're holding a press briefing tomorrow.
(17) Flatten the dough with a press of the hand.
(18) This book is published by Oxford University Press.
(19) I press the thumbtack into the board with thumb.
(20) Recent reports in the press have been hotly denied.
(21) Press the buzzer when you want to talk.
(22) He is frequently misquoted in the press.
(23) The whole sordid affair came out in the press.
(24) They demanded a free parliament and press.
(25) My speech has been misinterpreted by the press.
(26) The printing press helped diffuse scientific knowledge.
(27) Which switch do I press to turn it off?
(28) Press the button to start the machine.
(29) He believes that the tabloid press has behaved disgracefully.
(30) The incident has been widely reported in the press.
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