"presses" in the noun sense
1. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure
the state of demanding notice or attention
"the insistence of their hunger"
"the press of business matters"
2. press, public press
the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
3. press, printing press
a machine used for printing
4. crush, jam, press
a dense crowd of people
5. wardrobe, closet, press
a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
7. press, mechanical press
any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
8. press, military press
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
9. 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"
"presses" in the verb sense
exert pressure or force to or upon
"He pressed down on the boards"
"press your thumb on this spot"
2. urge, urge on, press, exhort
force or impel in an indicated direction
"I urged him to finish his studies"
3. weigh, press
to be oppressive or burdensome
"weigh heavily on the mind"
"Something pressed on his mind"
place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
5. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"
"the spasm contracted the muscle"
"The crowds pressed along the street"
create by pressing
"Press little holes into the soft clay"
"This is a pressing problem"
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"
10. press, press out
press from a plastic
"press a record"
11. press, push
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
"`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
12. iron, iron out, press
press and smooth with a heated iron
"press your shirts"
"she stood there ironing"
13. weight-lift, weightlift, press
"This guy can press 300 pounds"
14. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure
ask for or request earnestly
"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
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