|1.||[ verb ] exert pressure or force to or upon|
"He pressed down on the boards" "press your thumb on this spot"
|Related terms:||touch squash squeeze crunch push drag_down knuckle|
|2.||[ noun ] (sociology,news) newspaper writers and photographers|
|Related terms:||estate press_corps gutter_press|
|3.||[ verb ] force or impel in an indicated direction|
|Synonyms:||urge exhort urge_on|
"I urged him to finish his studies"
|Related terms:||advise push preach rush goad exhortation|
|4.||[ verb ] place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure|
|Related terms:||flatten iron calender|
|5.||[ verb ] squeeze or press together|
|Synonyms:||contract compress constrict compact squeeze|
"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"
|Related terms:||tighten choke choke choke prim convulse astringe strangulate convulse bear_down contractile_organ compression contracture constriction compressor compression|
|6.||[ verb ] to be oppressive or burdensome|
"weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
|7.||[ noun ] (printing) a machine used for printing|
|Related terms:||machine cylinder_press rotary_press standing_press bed|
|8.||[ noun ] the state of urgently demanding notice or attention|
|Synonyms:||pressure insistence insistency imperativeness|
"the press of business matters"
|Related terms:||urgency blackmail|
|9.||[ noun ] (writing,news) the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines|
|Related terms:||print_media newspaper magazine free_press|
|10.||[ verb ] crowd closely|
"The crowds pressed along the street"
|Related terms:||mass jam|
|11.||[ verb ] make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby|
"Now push hard," said the doctor to the woman"
|Related terms:||push demand push|
|12.||[ verb ] create by pressing|
: "Press little holes into the soft clay"
|13.||[ verb ] press from a plastic, as of records|
|14.||[ noun ] a dense crowd of people|
|Related terms:||crowd traffic_jam|
|15.||[ verb ] be urgent|
"This is a pressing problem"
|Related terms:||be imperativeness|
|16.||[ noun ] clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use|
|17.||[ noun ] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead|
|Related terms:||weightlifting weightlift|
|18.||[ verb ] ask for or request earnestly|
|Synonyms:||bid beseech adjure conjure entreat|
"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
|Related terms:||plead adjuration|
|19.||[ noun ] (housing) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes|
|Related terms:||furniture armoire coat_closet clothes_closet|
|20.||[ verb ] lift weights|
"This guy can press 300 pounds"
|21.||[ noun ] any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids|
|Related terms:||machine ciderpress hydraulic_press garlic_press punch_press winepress cheese_press|
|22.||[ verb ] (politics) 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|
|Synonyms:||fight campaign push agitate crusade|
"The liberal party pushed for reforms" "She is crusading for women's rights"
|Related terms:||advertise advertize advertise campaign push reformer|
|23.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11800|
|24.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||push impression compression decompression compress push|