press

phonetic symbol: / prés / 

press - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the act of pressing
■ the exertion of pressure
e.g.)
・he gave the button a press
・he used pressure to stop the bleeding
・at the pressing of a button
pressing , pressure

[ noun ]
■ a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
military press

[ noun ]
■ any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
mechanical press

[ noun ]
■ a machine used for printing
printing press

[ noun ]
■ clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

[ noun ]
■ a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes
■ has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
closet , wardrobe

[ noun ]
■ the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
public press

[ noun ]
■ a dense crowd of people
crush , jam

[ noun ]
■ the state of demanding notice or attention
e.g.)
・the press of business matters
imperativeness , insistence , insistency , pressure

[ verb ]
■ ask for or request earnestly
adjure , beseech , bid , conjure , entreat

[ verb ]
■ force or impel in an indicated direction
exhort , urge , urge on

[ verb ]
■ lift weights
e.g.)
・This guy can press 300 pounds
weight-lift , weightlift

[ verb ]
■ squeeze or press together
e.g.)
・she compressed her lips
compact , compress , constrict , contract , squeeze

[ verb ]
■ place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
e.g.)
・pressed flowers

[ verb ]
■ press and smooth with a heated iron
e.g.)
・press your shirts
iron , iron out

[ verb ]
■ exert pressure or force to or upon
e.g.)
・He pressed down on the boards
・press your thumb on this spot

[ verb ]
■ make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
push

[ verb ]
■ press from a plastic
e.g.)
・press a record
press out

[ verb ]
■ create by pressing
e.g.)
・Press little holes into the soft clay

[ verb ]
■ crowd closely
e.g.)
・The crowds pressed along the street

[ 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
agitate , campaign , crusade , fight , push

[ verb ]
■ to be oppressive or burdensome
e.g.)
・Something pressed on his mind
weigh

[ verb ]
■ be urgent
e.g.)
・This is a pressing problem

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