v. t.
1) to act upon with steadily applied weight or force
2) to move by weight or force in a certain direction or into a certain position
3) to compress or squeeze, as to alter in shape or size
4) to subject to pressure
5) to hold closely, as in an embrace; clasp
6) to flatten or make smooth, esp. by ironing
7) to extract juice or contents from by pressure
8) to squeeze out (juice)
9) to beset; harass
10) to trouble or oppress, as by lack of something
11) to urge or entreat insistently:
to press someone for an explanation[/ex]
12) to emphasize or propound forcefully:
He pressed his own ideas on us[/ex]
13) to urge onward; hasten
14) to push forward
15) hfi to manufacture (phonograph records or the like) by stamping from a mold
16) to exert weight, force, or pressure
17) spog to raise or lift, esp. a specified amount of weight, in a press
18) to iron clothing, curtains, etc
19) to bear heavily, as upon the mind
20) spog (of athletes and competitors) to strain because of frustration
21) to compel haste or attention
22) to use urgent entreaty:
to press for an answer[/ex]
23) to push forward or advance with force or haste:
The army pressed on[/ex]
24) to crowd; throng
25) spo Basketball. to employ a press
26) an act of pressing
27) the state of being pressed
29) printed publications collectively, esp. newspapers and periodicals
a) all the media and agencies that print, broadcast, or gather and transmit news
b) their editorial employees
31) (often used with a pl. v.) a group from the news media, as reporters and photographers
32) the consensus of critical commentary or amount of coverage in the news:
The play received a good press[/ex]
33) pri an establishment for printing books, magazines, etc
34) pri the process or art of printing
35) mac any of various devices or machines for exerting pressure, stamping, or crushing
36) a crowding, thronging, or pressing together:
the press of the crowd[/ex]
37) a crowd; throng
38) the desired smooth or creased effect caused by ironing or pressing
39) urgency, as of affairs or business
40) fur a large upright case or cupboard for holding clothes, linens, books, etc
41) spog Basketball. an aggressive form of defense in which players guard opponents very closely
42) spog a lift in which a barbell is pushed overhead from chest level with the arms extended straight up, without moving the legs or feet
Etymology: 1175–1225; ME < OF presser < L pressāre, freq. of premere (ptp. pressus) to press II
[[t]prɛs[/t]] v. t.
1) to force into service, esp. naval or military service; impress
2) to make use of in a manner different from that intended or desired:
A bus was pressed into service as an ambulance[/ex]
3) impressment into service, esp. naval or military service
Etymology: 1535–45; back formation from prest, ptp. of obs. prest to take (men) for military service, v. use of prest money advanced to enlistees

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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