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press

 
Noun press has 10 senses
  1. press, fourth estate - newspaper writers and photographers
    --1 is a kind of estate, estate of the realm
    --1 has particulars: gutter press; press corps
  2. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure - the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters"
    --2 is a kind of urgency
  3. press, public press - the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    --3 is a kind of print media
    --3 has particulars: free press; newspaper, paper; magazine, mag
  4. press, printing press - a machine used for printing
    --4 is a kind of machine
    --4 has parts: bed
    --4 has particulars: flatbed press, cylinder press; rotary press; standing press
  5. crush, jam, press - a dense crowd of people
    --5 is a kind of crowd
    --5 has particulars: traffic jam, snarl-up
    Derived form: verb press6
  6. wardrobe, closet, press - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
    --6 is a kind of furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture
    --6 has particulars: armoire; clothes closet, clothespress; coat closet
  7. press - clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
    --7 is a kind of
    clamp
  8. press, mechanical press - any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
    --8 is a kind of machine
    --8 has particulars:
     cheese press; ciderpress; garlic press; hydraulic press; punch press; winepress
    Derived forms: verb press10, verb press7
  9. press, military press - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
    --9 is a kind of weightlifting
    Derived form: verb press12
  10. 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"
    --10 is a kind of push, pushing
    --10 has particulars:
     impression; compression, compressing; decompression, decompressing
    Derived forms: verb press11, verb press7, verb press5, verb press4, verb press1
Verb press has 13 senses
  1. press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
    --1 is one way to
    touch
    Derived forms: noun press10, noun pressure1, noun pressure3, noun pressing1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. urge, urge on, press, exhort - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
    --2 is one way to advise, counsel
    Derived form: noun pressure2
    Sample sentences:
    Sam cannot press Sue
    They press him to write the letter
  3. weigh, press - to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
    --3 is one way to count, matter, weigh
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. press - place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
    --4 is one way to
    flatten, flatten out
    Derived forms: noun press10, noun pressing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
    --5 is one way to tighten
    Derived forms: noun press10, noun pressing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. press - crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
    --6 is one way to
    mass
    Derived form: noun press5
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  7. press - create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
    --7 is one way to
    make, create
    Derived forms: noun press10, noun press8
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. press - be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"
    --8 is one way to
    be
    Derived form: noun pressure4
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. 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"
    --9 is one way to advertise, advertize, promote, push
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  10. press, press out - press from a plastic; "press a record"
    --10 is one way to cast, mold, mould
    Derived forms: noun press8, noun pressing2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  11. press, push - make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
    --11 is one way to push, force
    Derived form: noun press10
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  12. weight-lift, weightlift, press - lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"
    --12 is one way to exercise, work out
    Derived form: noun press9
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  13. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
    --13 is one way to plead
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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