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Definitions of press:
  • noun:   the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    Example: "He gave the button a press"
  • noun:   a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
  • noun:   any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
  • noun:   a machine used for printing
  • noun:   clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
  • noun:   the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines
  • noun:   newspaper writers and photographers
  • noun:   a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
  • noun:   a dense crowd of people
  • noun:   the state of urgently demanding notice or attention
    Example: "The press of business matters"
  • verb:   be urgent
    Example: "This is a pressing problem"
  • verb:   place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
    Example: "Pressed flowers"
  • verb:   exert pressure or force to or upon
    Example: "He pressed down on the boards"
  • verb:   make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
  • verb:   press from a plastic
    Example: "Press a record"
  • verb:   create by pressing
    Example: "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  • verb:   crowd closely
    Example: "The crowds pressed along the street"
  • verb:   to be oppressive or burdensome
    Example: "Weigh heavily on the mind, Something pressed on his mind"
  • verb:   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
  • verb:   force or impel in an indicated direction
  • verb:   lift weights
    Example: "This guy can press 300 pounds"
  • verb:   ask for or request earnestly
  • verb:   squeeze or press together
    Example: "She compressed her lips"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #11800)

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