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Definition of pressing

"pressing" in the noun sense

1. 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"

2. pressing

a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

"pressing" in the verb sense

1. press

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"

4. press

place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

"pressed flowers"

5. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips"

"the spasm contracted the muscle"

6. press

crowd closely

"The crowds pressed along the street"

7. press

create by pressing

"Press little holes into the soft clay"

8. press

be urgent

"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

lift weights

"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"

"pressing" in the adjective sense

1. pressing, urgent

compelling immediate action

"too pressing to permit of longer delay"

"the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"

"bridges in urgent need of repair"

Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)

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Quotations for pressing

As one who in some frightful dream would shun
His pressing foe, labors in vain to run
And his own slowness in his sleep bemoans.
In short thick sighs, weak cries, and tender groans. [ Dryden ]

He that commits a sin shall find the pressing guilt lie heavy on his mind. [ Creech ]

There are few men so obstinate in their atheism whom a pressing danger will not reduce to an acknowledgment of the Divine power. [ Plato ]

Love has the tendency of pressing together all the lights, all the rays emitted from the beloved object, by the burning-glass of fantasy, into one focus, and making of them one radiant sun without spots. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]

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pressing in Scrabble®

The word pressing is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required. Because it is longer than 7 letters, you would have to play off an existing word or do it in several moves.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 11

Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays In The Letters pressing:

PRESSING
(108)
PRESSING
(108)

Seven Letter Word Alert: (8 words)

ingress, pingers, resigns, respins, signers, singers, snipers, springs

 

All Scrabble® Plays For The Word pressing

PRESSING
(108)
PRESSING
(108)
PRESSING
(72)
PRESSING
(72)
PRESSING
(44)
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The 200 Highest Scoring Scrabble® Plays For Words Using The Letters In pressing

PRESSING
(108)
PRESSING
(108)
PINGERS
(90 = 40 + 50)
SPRINGS
(90 = 40 + 50)
SPRINGS
(89 = 39 + 50)
PINGERS
(89 = 39 + 50)
SNIPERS
(86 = 36 + 50)
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SNIPERS
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RESPINS
(86 = 36 + 50)
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(86 = 36 + 50)
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PINGERS
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(83 = 33 + 50)
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RESIGNS
(82 = 32 + 50)
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SIGNERS
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SINGERS
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SNIPERS
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SNIPERS
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RESPINS
(72 = 22 + 50)
SNIPERS
(72 = 22 + 50)
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(72 = 22 + 50)
PINGERS
(72 = 22 + 50)
INGRESS
(72 = 22 + 50)
RESPINS
(72 = 22 + 50)
SIGNERS
(72 = 22 + 50)
SNIPERS
(72 = 22 + 50)
RESPINS
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PINGERS
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SPRINGS
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SNIPERS
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SNIPERS
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RESIGNS
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SPRINGS
(72 = 22 + 50)
PINGERS
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PRESSING
(72)
PINGERS
(72 = 22 + 50)
PRESSING
(72)
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(72 = 22 + 50)
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(68 = 18 + 50)
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pressing in Words With Friends™

The word pressing is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required. Because it is longer than 7 letters, you would have to play off an existing word or do it in several moves.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 14

Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Play In The Letters pressing:

PINGERS
(110 = 75 + 35)

Seven Letter Word Alert: (8 words)

ingress, pingers, resigns, respins, signers, singers, snipers, springs

 

All Words With Friends™ Plays For The Word pressing

PRESSING
(96)
PRESSING
(96)
PRESSING
(72)
PRESSING
(72)
PRESSING
(68)
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(66)
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(60)
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(56)
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(54)
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(48)
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(44)
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(40)
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(36)
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(32)
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(32)
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(30)
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(28)
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(28)
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(28)
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(28)
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(24)
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(16)
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(16)
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(16)
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(16)
PRESSING
(15)
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(15)
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(15)
PRESSING
(15)

The 200 Highest Scoring Words With Friends™ Plays Using The Letters In pressing

PINGERS
(110 = 75 + 35)
SPRINGS
(104 = 69 + 35)
SNIPERS
(104 = 69 + 35)
RESPINS
(104 = 69 + 35)
SPRINGS
(98 = 63 + 35)
PINGERS
(98 = 63 + 35)
SNIPERS
(98 = 63 + 35)
RESPINS
(98 = 63 + 35)
PINGERS
(98 = 63 + 35)
SPRINGS
(98 = 63 + 35)
PINGERS
(98 = 63 + 35)
PRESSING
(96)
PRESSING
(96)
SPRINGS
(92 = 57 + 35)
RESPINS
(92 = 57 + 35)
PINGERS
(92 = 57 + 35)
PINGERS
(92 = 57 + 35)
SPRINGS
(92 = 57 + 35)
SNIPERS
(92 = 57 + 35)
RESPINS
(92 = 57 + 35)
SNIPERS
(92 = 57 + 35)
SINGERS
(89 = 54 + 35)
SIGNERS
(89 = 54 + 35)
INGRESS
(89 = 54 + 35)
SINGERS
(89 = 54 + 35)
RESIGNS
(89 = 54 + 35)
PINGERS
(87 = 52 + 35)
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RESIGNS
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SPRINGS
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SNIPERS
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RESIGNS
(77 = 42 + 35)
INGRESS
(77 = 42 + 35)
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SNIPERS
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SNIPERS
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SPRINGS
(73 = 38 + 35)
PINGER
(72)
PRESSING
(72)
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(72)
RESIGNS
(71 = 36 + 35)
SINGERS
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INGRESS
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SPRINGS
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PRESSING
(68)
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SIGNERS
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RESPIN
(66)
PRESSING
(66)
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SINGERS
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PINGERS
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GRIPES
(63)
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(63 = 28 + 35)
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(62 = 27 + 35)
RESPINS
(61 = 26 + 35)
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SIGNERS
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SNIPERS
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INGRESS
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SNIPERS
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SNIPERS
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RESPINS
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PINGERS
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(61 = 26 + 35)
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(61 = 26 + 35)
SPRINGS
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REPINS
(60)
PINGER
(60)
RIPENS
(60)
SNIPES
(60)
PINGER
(60)
SPRING
(60)
SPRING
(60)
SNIPER
(60)
PRESSING
(60)
SNIPERS
(59 = 24 + 35)
INGRESS
(59 = 24 + 35)
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RESIGNS
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Word Growth involving pressing

Shorter words in pressing

ess press
re press
in sin sing

Longer words containing pressing

benchpressing
compressing compressingly
compressing decompressing
compressing overcompressing
compressing recompressing
compressing undercompressing
depressing depressingly
depressing overdepressing
depressing underdepressing
expressing nonexpressing
expressing overexpressing
expressing reexpressing
impressing overimpressing
oppressing reoppressing
outpressing
overpressing
pressingly compressingly
pressingly depressingly
pressings
repressing corepressing
repressing derepressing
repressing nonrepressing
suppressing immunosuppressing
suppressing resuppressing
suppressing unsuppressing
winepressing