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press 1

 (prĕs)
v. pressed, press·ing, press·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To exert steady weight or force against: an indentation where the rock pressed the ground.
b. To move by applying pressure: press a piano key; press one's face into a pillow.
c. To squeeze or clasp in fondness or concern: pressed her hand before leaving.
2.
a. To squeeze the juice or other contents from: press lemons.
b. To extract (juice, for example) by squeezing or compressing.
3.
a. To reshape or make compact by applying steady force; compress: pressed the clay in a mold.
b. To iron (clothing, for example).
c. To make (a sound recording), originally by pressing (a vinyl phonograph record) under pressure in a mold.
4.
a. To bear down on or attack: The army pressed the rebels for months.
b. To carry on or advance vigorously (an attack, for instance).
c. To place in trying or distressing circumstances: Are you pressed for money?
5.
a. To insist upon or put forward insistently: press a claim; press an argument.
b. To try to influence or persuade, as by insistent arguments; pressure or entreat: He pressed her for a reply.
c. To insist that someone accept (something). Often used with on or upon: was given to pressing peculiar gifts upon his nieces.
6. Sports To lift (a weight) to a position above the head without moving the legs.
v.intr.
1. To exert force or pressure: felt the backpack pressing on her shoulders.
2. To be worrisome or depressing; weigh heavily: Guilt pressed upon his conscience.
3.
a. To advance eagerly; move forward urgently: We pressed through the crowd to get to the bus.
b. To assemble closely and in large numbers; crowd: Fans pressed around the movie star.
4. To continue a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties: decided to press ahead with the performance even with a sore throat.
5. To require haste or urgent action: matters that have not stopped pressing.
6. To employ urgent persuasion or entreaty: The supervisor has been pressing to get us to finish the project sooner.
7. To iron clothes or other material.
8. Sports To raise or lift a weight in a press.
9. Basketball To employ a press.
10. Sports In golf, to try to hit long or risky shots, typically with unsuccessful results.
n.
1. Any of various machines or devices that apply pressure: a cider press.
2. A printing press.
3.
a. A place or establishment where matter is printed: sent the book's files to the press.
b. A publishing company: Which press has acquired that manuscript?
4.
a. The communications media considered as a whole, especially the agencies that collect, publish, transmit, or broadcast news and other information to the public: freedom of the press; got a job writing for the press.
b. News or other information disseminated to the public in printed, broadcast, or electronic form: kept the scandal out of the press.
c. The people involved in the media, as news reporters and broadcasters: took questions from the press after her speech.
d. The kind or extent of coverage a person or event receives in the media: "Like the pool hall and the tattoo parlor, the motorcycle usually gets a bad press" (R.Z. Sheppard).
5.
a. A large gathering; a crowd: lost our friend in the press of people.
b. The act of gathering in large numbers or of pushing forward: The press of the crowd broke the gates.
6. An act of pressing down or applying pressure: with the press of a button.
7. The haste or urgency of business or matters: the press of the day's events.
8. The set of proper creases in a garment or fabric, formed by ironing.
9. Chiefly Scots and Irish An upright closet or case used for storing clothing, books, or other articles.
10. Sports A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is raised to shoulder level and then steadily pushed straight overhead without movement of the legs.
11. Basketball An aggressive defense tactic in which players guard opponents closely, often over the entire court.
Idioms:
go to press
To be submitted for printing.
in press
Submitted for printing; in the process of being printed.
press charges
To bring a formal accusation of criminal wrongdoing against someone.
pressed for time
In a hurry; under time pressure.
press the flesh Informal
To shake hands and mingle with many people, especially while campaigning for public office.

[Middle English pressen, from Old French presser, from Latin pressāre, frequentative of premere, to press; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

press 2

 (prĕs)
tr.v. pressed, press·ing, press·es
1. To force into service in the army or navy; impress.
2.
a. To take arbitrarily or by force, especially for public use.
b. To use in a manner different from the usual or intended, especially in an emergency.
n.
1. Conscription or impressment into service, especially into the army or navy.
2. Obsolete An official warrant for impressing men into military service.

[Alteration of obsolete prest, to hire for military service by advance payment, from Middle English, enlistment money, loan, from Old French, from prester, to lend, from Medieval Latin praestāre, from Latin, to furnish, from praestō, present, at hand; see ghes- in Indo-European roots.]

press

(prɛs)
vb
1. to apply or exert weight, force, or steady pressure on: he pressed the button on the camera.
2. (tr) to squeeze or compress so as to alter in shape or form
3. (Clothing & Fashion) to apply heat or pressure to (clothing) so as to smooth out or mark with creases; iron
4. (Mechanical Engineering) to make (objects) from soft material by pressing with a mould, form, etc, esp to make gramophone records from plastic
5. (tr) to hold tightly or clasp, as in an embrace
6. (tr) to extract or force out (juice) by pressure (from)
7. (Weightlifting) (tr) weightlifting to lift (a weight) successfully with a press: he managed to press 280 pounds.
8. (tr) to force, constrain, or compel
9. to importune or entreat (a person) insistently; urge: they pressed for an answer.
10. to harass or cause harassment
11. (tr) to plead or put forward strongly or importunately: to press a claim.
12. (intr) to be urgent
13. (tr; usually passive) to have little of: we're hard pressed for time.
14. (when: intr, often foll by on or forward) to hasten or advance or cause to hasten or advance in a forceful manner
15. (intr) to crowd; throng; push
16. (Historical Terms) (tr) (formerly) to put to death or subject to torture by placing heavy weights upon
17. (tr) archaic to trouble or oppress
18. (Law) press charges to bring charges against a person
n
19. (Mechanical Engineering) any machine that exerts pressure to form, shape, or cut materials or to extract liquids, compress solids, or hold components together while an adhesive joint is formed
20. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) See printing press
21. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the art or process of printing
22. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) at the press in the press being printed
23. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to press to the press to be printed: when is this book going to press?.
24. (Journalism & Publishing) the press
a. news media and agencies collectively, esp newspapers
b. (as modifier): a press matter; press relations.
25. (Journalism & Publishing) the press those who work in the news media, esp newspaper reporters and photographers
26. (Journalism & Publishing) the opinions and reviews in the newspapers, etc: the play received a poor press.
27. the act of pressing or state of being pressed
28. the act of crowding, thronging, or pushing together
29. a closely packed throng of people; crowd; multitude
30. urgency or hurry in business affairs
31. (Furniture) a cupboard, esp a large one used for storing clothes or linen
32. (General Sporting Terms) a wood or metal clamp or vice to prevent tennis rackets, etc, from warping when not in use
33. (Weightlifting) weightlifting a lift in which the weight is raised to shoulder level and then above the head
[C14 pressen, from Old French presser, from Latin pressāre, from premere to press]

press

(prɛs)
vb (tr)
1. (Historical Terms) to recruit (men) by forcible measures for military service
2. to use for a purpose other than intended, (esp in the phrase press into service)
n
(Historical Terms) recruitment into military service by forcible measures, as by a press gang
[C16: back formation from prest to recruit soldiers; see prest2; also influenced by press1]

press1

(prɛs)

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.
12. to emphasize or propound forcefully: He pressed his own ideas on us.
13. to urge onward; hasten.
14. to push forward.
15. to manufacture (phonograph records or the like) by stamping from a mold.
v.i.
16. to exert weight, force, or pressure.
17. 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. (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.
23. to push forward or advance with force or haste: The army pressed on.
24. to crowd; throng.
25. Basketball. to employ a press.
n.
26. an act of pressing.
27. the state of being pressed.
29. printed publications collectively, esp. newspapers and periodicals.
30.
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.
33. an establishment for printing books, magazines, etc.
34. the process or art of printing.
35. any of various devices or machines for exerting pressure, stamping, or crushing.
36. a crowding, thronging, or pressing together: the press of the crowd.
37. a crowd; throng.
38. the desired smooth or creased effect caused by ironing or pressing.
39. urgency, as of affairs or business.
40. a large upright case or cupboard for holding clothes, linens, books, etc.
41. Basketball. an aggressive form of defense in which players guard opponents very closely.
42. a lift in which a barbell is pushed overhead from chest level with the arms extended straight up, without moving the legs or feet.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French presser < Latin pressāre, frequentative of premere (past participle pressus) to press]

press2

(prɛs)

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.
n.
3. impressment into service, esp. naval or military service.
[1535–45; back formation from prest, past participle of obsolete prest to take (men) for military service, v. use of prest money advanced to enlistees]

Press

 a crush of people, 1400; the newspapers; journalists collectively; as much sail as the wind will allow on a ship; urgency; a large cupboard, closet, or container.
Examples: press of books, 1709; of canvas; of colthes, 1440; of engagements; of people, 1400; a great press was at the procession, 1400; of sail, 1860; of suspects.

press

The press are the newspapers in a particular place, or the journalists who write them. In British English, you can use either a singular or plural form of a verb with press.

Small wonder the press is hostile to the prime minister.
...a number of cases where the press have been very aggressive.

Note that in American English, a singular verb form is preferred.

The Supreme Court will consider whether the press is protected from being sued by someone promised confidentiality.

press


Past participle: pressed
Gerund: pressing

Imperative
press
press
Present
I press
you press
he/she/it presses
we press
you press
they press
Preterite
I pressed
you pressed
he/she/it pressed
we pressed
you pressed
they pressed
Present Continuous
I am pressing
you are pressing
he/she/it is pressing
we are pressing
you are pressing
they are pressing
Present Perfect
I have pressed
you have pressed
he/she/it has pressed
we have pressed
you have pressed
they have pressed
Past Continuous
I was pressing
you were pressing
he/she/it was pressing
we were pressing
you were pressing
they were pressing
Past Perfect
I had pressed
you had pressed
he/she/it had pressed
we had pressed
you had pressed
they had pressed
Future
I will press
you will press
he/she/it will press
we will press
you will press
they will press
Future Perfect
I will have pressed
you will have pressed
he/she/it will have pressed
we will have pressed
you will have pressed
they will have pressed
Future Continuous
I will be pressing
you will be pressing
he/she/it will be pressing
we will be pressing
you will be pressing
they will be pressing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pressing
you have been pressing
he/she/it has been pressing
we have been pressing
you have been pressing
they have been pressing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pressing
you will have been pressing
he/she/it will have been pressing
we will have been pressing
you will have been pressing
they will have been pressing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pressing
you had been pressing
he/she/it had been pressing
we had been pressing
you had been pressing
they had been pressing
Conditional
I would press
you would press
he/she/it would press
we would press
you would press
they would press
Past Conditional
I would have pressed
you would have pressed
he/she/it would have pressed
we would have pressed
you would have pressed
they would have pressed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.press - the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
urgency - the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
2.press - the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
free press - a press not restricted or controlled by government censorship regarding politics or ideology
print media - a medium that disseminates printed matter
newspaper, paper - a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast"
mag, magazine - a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it; "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
press corps - a group of journalists representing different publications who all cover the same topics; "the White House press corps"
3.press - a machine used for printingpress - a machine used for printing    
bed - the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.
cylinder press, flatbed press - a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
rotary press - a printing press for printing from a revolving cylinder
standing press - a large printing press that exerts pressure vertically
4.press - a dense crowd of people
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
snarl-up, traffic jam - a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
5.press - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothespress - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
armoire - a large wardrobe or cabinet; originally used for storing weapons
clothes closet, clothespress - a closet where clothes are stored
coat closet - a closet for storing outerwear
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
6.press - clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
clamp, clinch - a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
7.press - any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solidspress - any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
cheese press - a press for shaping cheese curd
ciderpress - a press that is used to extract the juice from apples
garlic press - a press for extracting juice from garlic
hydraulic press - press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
punch press - a power driven press used to shape metal parts
winepress - a press that is used to extract the juice from grapes
8.press - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overheadpress - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
weightlift, weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
9.press - the act of pressingpress - 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"
push, pushing - the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
impression - the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another; "he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"
compressing, compression - applying pressure
Verb1.press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
squeeze - press firmly; "He squeezed my hand"
mash, squash, squeeze, crush, squelch - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
cranch, craunch, grind, crunch - press or grind with a crushing noise
bear down, drag down, press down on, weigh down, bear down on - exert a force with a heavy weight; "The snow bore down on the roof"
knuckle - press or rub with the knuckles
push - press against forcefully without moving; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
2.press - force or impel in an indicated directionpress - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
hurry, rush - urge to an unnatural speed; "Don't rush me, please!"
push, bear on - press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
advocate, preach - speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
3.press - to be oppressive or burdensomepress - to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
matter, count, weigh - have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"
4.press - place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
flatten out, flatten - become flat or flatter; "The landscape flattened"
iron, iron out, press - press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
calender - press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets; "calender paper"
5.press - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
choke, strangle - constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
prim - contract one's lips; "She primmed her lips after every bite of food"
tighten - become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened"
astringe - constrict or bind or draw together; "Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"
strangulate - constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
convulse - contract involuntarily, as in a spasm; "The muscles in her face convulsed"
convulse - cause to contract; "The spasm convulses her facial muscles"
bear down, overbear - contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, gag, fret - be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
scrag, choke - wring the neck of; "The man choked his opponent"
6.press - crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
mass - join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds were massing outside the palace"
7.press - create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
8.press - be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
9.press - exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or personpress - 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"
advertize, advertise, promote, push - make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
10.press - press from a plastic; "press a record"
mould, mold, cast - form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
11.press - make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
12.press - press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
mangle - press with a mangle; "mangle the sheets"
press - place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
13.press - lift weightspress - lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"
exercise, work out - do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
14.press - ask for or request earnestlypress - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
plead - appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"

press

verb
1. push (down), depress, lean on, bear down, press down, force down her hands pressing down on the desk He pressed a button and the door closed.
2. push, squeeze, jam, thrust, ram, wedge, shove He pressed his back against the door.
3. hug, squeeze, embrace, clasp, crush, encircle, enfold, hold close, fold in your arms I pressed my child closer to my heart and shut my eyes.
4. call, ask, demand, campaign, push, insist on, clamour, make a claim Police might now press for changes in the law.
5. urge, force, beg, petition, sue, enforce, insist on, compel, constrain, exhort, implore, enjoin, pressurize, entreat, importune, supplicate The trade unions are pressing him to stand firm.
6. plead, present, lodge, submit, tender, advance insistently mass strikes and demonstrations to press their demands
7. steam, finish, iron, smooth, flatten, put the creases in Vera pressed his shirt.
8. compress, grind, reduce, mill, crush, pound, squeeze, tread, pulp, mash, trample, condense, pulverize, tamp, macerate The grapes are hand-picked and pressed.
9. crowd, push, gather, rush, surge, mill, hurry, cluster, flock, herd, swarm, hasten, seethe, throng As the music stopped, the crowd pressed forward.
noun
1. publicity, reports, reviews, articles, coverage, press reporting, write-ups, press treatment the bad press that career women get in this country
2. crowd, host, pack, crush, bunch, mob, flock, herd, push (informal), swarm, horde, multitude, throng There was still a press of people around the Victoria Memorial.
be pressed for be short of, be pushed for, be hard put to, have too little I'm pressed for time right now.
press on
1. continue, proceed, carry on, keep going, move forward, make progress, press ahead, persevere, not give up, soldier on (informal), push on, struggle on, forge ahead, go the distance, stay the course, keep at it, stick at it (informal) Organizers of the strike are determined to press on.
2. (Archaic) trouble, worry, plague, torment, harass, afflict, besiege, beset, disquiet, vex, assail The weight of guilt pressed on her.
the press
3. newspapers, the papers, journalism, news media, Fleet Street, fourth estate Today the British press is full of articles on the subject.
4. journalists, correspondents, reporters, photographers, columnists, pressmen, newsmen, journos (slang), gentlemen of the press He looked relaxed and calm as he faced the press.
Quotations
"The job of the press is to encourage debate, not to supply the public with information" [Christopher Lasch `Journalism, Publicity, and the Lost Art of Political Argument']
"Thou god of our idolatry, the press..."
"Thou fountain, at which drink the good and wise;"
"Thou ever-bubbling spring of endless lies;"
"Like Eden's dread probationary tree,"
"Knowledge of good and evil is from thee" [William Cowper The Progress of Error]

press

verb
1. To act on with a steady pushing force:
2. To exert pressure:
3. To extract from by applying pressure:
4. To smooth by applying heat and pressure:
5. To congregate, as around a person:
6. To put one's arms around affectionately:
Slang: clinch.
Archaic: bosom, clip, embosom.
7. To impel to action:
8. To do or achieve by forcing obstacles out of one's way:
9. To solicit (something) insistently:
noun
1. Journalists and journalism in general:
fourth estate, medium (used in plural media).
British: Fleet Street.
2. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
Translations
رِجال الصَّحافَهصَحَافَةصَحافَهضَغْط، عَصْر، كَبْسمِطْبَعَه، آلة طِباعَه
tiskstisknouttisknoutlislisovat
pressestrygningtrykjournalister
puristinpainaapainopainokonepunnerrus
pritisnutitisak
megnyomsajtóprésrábírszekrény
blaîamennhvetja; reka á eftirkreistaòrÿsta áòrÿsta á, halda fast fram
押すズボンプレスズボンプレッサータンス
누르다압축기계
būti sunkioje padėtyjepaspaudimaspresaspresuotiprimygtinai siekti
gludināšanagludinātiespiedmašīnaizspiestpieprasīt
lisovaťnovináripritlačiť satlačiarenský strojtlačiarsky lis
likanjelikatipriganjatipritiskpritisniti
presspressatrycka
กดหนังสือพิมพ์
bastırmakprespreslemeksıkıştırmakütüleme
báo chíép

press

[pres]
A. NOUN
1. (Publishing)
1.1. (= newspapers collectively) → prensa f
to get or have a good/bad press (lit, fig) → tener buena/mala prensa
the press (= newspapers, journalists) → la prensa
I saw it in the presslo vi en la prensa
the press reported thatla prensa informó que ...
member of the pressperiodista mfmiembro mf de la prensa
the national/local pressla prensa nacional/regional
see also free A4
see also gutter B
1.2. (also printing press) → imprenta f
to go to pressentrar en prensa
correct at the time of going to presscorrecto en el momento de impresión
hot off the press(es)recién salido de la imprenta
to be in pressestar en prensa
to pass sth for pressaprobar algo para la prensa
to set the presses rollingponer las prensas en marcha
1.3. (= publishing firm) → editorial f
2. (= touch) (with hand) → apretón m
at the press of a buttoncon sólo apretar un botón
3. (with iron)
to give sth a pressplanchar algo
this skirt needs a pressesta falda necesita un planchado
4. (= apparatus, machine) (for wine, olives, cheese, moulding) → prensa f (also trouser press) → prensa f para planchar pantalones; (for racket) → tensor m
hydraulic pressprensa f hidráulica
see also cider B
see also printing B
5. (= crush) → apiñamiento m, agolpamiento m
he lost his hat in the press to get outperdió el sombrero en el apiñamiento or agolpamiento que se produjo a la salida
6. (Weightlifting) → presa f
7. (= cupboard) → armario m
B. TRANSITIVE VERB
1. (= push, squeeze)
1.1. [+ button, switch, doorbell] → pulsar, apretar; [+ hand, trigger] → apretar; [+ accelerator] → pisar
select the option required, then press "enter"escoja la opción que desee, y luego pulse or apriete "intro"
he pressed his face against the windowapretó la cara contra el cristal
she pressed herself against me/the wallse apretó contra mí/contra la pared
she pressed a note into his handle metió un billete en la mano
she pressed the lid on (to) the boxcerró la caja apretando la tapa
he pressed her to himla atrajo hacia sí
Dobbs pressed his hand to his heartDobbs se llevó la mano al corazón
he pressed the revolver to Sally's headle puso a Sally el revólver en la cabeza
he pressed his fingertips togetherjuntó las yemas de los dedos
to press the flesh (US) → ir estrechando manos a diestro y siniestro
1.2. (painfully) → apretujar
as the crowd moved back he found himself pressed up against a walla medida que la multitud retrocedía, se vio apretujado contra una pared
2. (using press) [+ grapes, olives, flowers] → prensar
3. (= iron) [+ clothes] → planchar
4. (Tech) (= make) [+ machine part] → prensar; [+ record, disk] → imprimir
5. (= pressurize) → presionar
he didn't need much pressingno hubo que presionarle mucho
when pressed, she conceded the pointcuando la presionaron, les dio la razón
to press sb for sthexigir algo de algn
to press sb for an answerexigir una respuesta de algn
he did not press her for further detailsno le exigió más detalles
to press sb for paymentinsistir en que algn pagueexigir a algn el pago de lo que se debe
to press sb into doing sthobligar a algn a hacer algo
I found myself pressed into playing football with the childrenme vi obligado a jugar al fútbol con los niños
to press sb to do sth (= urge) → insistir en que algn haga algo; (= pressurize) → presionar a algn para que haga algo
he pressed me to have a drink with himinsistió en que tomase una copa con él
he didn't press her to go back to workno la presionó para que volviera a trabajar
the trade unions are pressing him to stand firmlos sindicatos le están presionando para que se mantenga firme
see also pressed
6. (= insist) don't press me on this pointno me insistas sobre este punto
she smiles coyly when pressed about her private lifecuando insisten en querer saber sobre su vida privada, sonríe con coquetería
he was being pressed by creditorsle acosaban los acreedores
7. (= force)
to press sth on sbinsistir en que algn acepte algo
food and cigarettes were pressed on himle estuvieron ofreciendo insistentemente comida y cigarros
8.
to be pressed into service we were all pressed into servicetodos tuvimos que ponernos a trabajar
the town hall has been pressed into service as a schoolse han visto obligados a usar el ayuntamiento como escuela
Kenny had been pressed into service to guard the doorhabían convencido a Kenny para que vigilara la puerta
9. (= pursue) [+ claim] → insistir en; [+ demand] → exigir
his officials have visited Washington to press their case for economic aidsus representantes han ido a Washington para hacer presión a favor de la ayuda económica
to press charges (against sb)presentar cargos (contra algn)
the champion failed to press home his advantageel campeón no supo aprovechar su ventaja
to press home an attacksacar el máximo partido de un ataque
I shan't press the pointno insistiré más sobre eso
see also suit A4
C. INTRANSITIVE VERB
1. (= exert pressure) → apretar
does it hurt when I press here?¿le duele cuando le aprieto aquí?
I felt something hard press into my backnoté la presión de algo duro que se apretaba contra mi espalda
the bone was pressing on a nerveel hueso estaba pinzando un nervio
2. (= move, push)
he pressed against herse apretó contra ella
his leg pressed against her thighsu pierna se apretaba contra su muslo
the crowd pressed round himla muchedumbre se apiñó en torno a él
he pressed through the crowdse abrió paso entre la muchedumbre
the audience pressed towards the exitel público se apresuró hacia la salida
3. (= urge, agitate)
to press for sthexigir algo, insistir en algo
he will press for the death penalty in this caseen este caso va a insistir en or exigir la pena de muerte
a protest march in the capital to press for new electionsuna marcha de protesta en la capital para exigir otras elecciones
police may now press for changes in the lawpuede que ahora la policía presione para que cambien las leyes
to press for sb to resignexigir la dimisión de algn, insistir en que algn dimita
time is pressingel tiempo apremia
4. (= weigh heavily)
to press on sbpesar sobre algn
the weight of guilt pressed on herel sentimiento de culpabilidad pesaba sobre ella
D. COMPOUNDS press agency Nagencia f de prensa
press agent Nencargado/a m/f de prensa
press attaché Nagregado/a m/f de prensa
press baron Nmagnate m de la prensa
press box Ntribuna f de prensa
press briefing Nrueda f de prensa, conferencia f de prensa
press card Npase m de periodista, carnet m de prensa
press clipping N = press cutting press conference Nrueda f de prensa, conferencia f de prensa
to call a press conferenceconvocar una rueda or una conferencia de prensa
to hold a press conferencecelebrar una rueda or una conferencia de prensa
press corps Nprensa f acreditada
press coverage Ncobertura f periodística
it's had a lot of press coverageha tenido mucha cobertura periodística
press cutting Nrecorte m (de periódico)
press gallery Ntribuna f de prensa
press gang N (Hist) → leva f
press office Noficina f de prensa
press officer Nagente mf de prensa
press photographer Nfotógrafo/a m/f de prensa
press release Ncomunicado m de prensa
to issue or put out a press releasepublicar un comunicado de prensa
press report Nnota f de prensa, reportaje m de prensa
press run N (US) → tirada f
press secretary Nsecretario/a m/f de prensa
press stud N (Brit) → automático m, broche m de presión
press view Npreestreno m (para prensa)
press ahead VI + ADVseguir adelante (with con)
press back VT + ADV [+ crowd, enemy] → obligar a retroceder
he pressed himself back against the wallse apretó contra la pared
press down
A. VT + ADV (= depress) [+ button, knob, switch] → apretar, presionar; (= flatten) → presionar hacia abajo
seal the edges by pressing them downcierre los lados presionándolos hacia abajo, cierre los lados apretándolos
he pressed the lid down tightapretó la tapa con fuerza
B. VI + ADV to press down on sth (gen) → presionar algo, hacer presión sobre algo; (on pedal, accelerator) → pisar algo
press forward VI + ADV
1. (= push forward) [crowd] → avanzar en masa; [individual] → abrirse camino (a base de empujones); [troops] → avanzar
2. (= advance) → seguir adelante (with con) they have decided to press forward with their economic reformshan decidido seguir adelante con las reformas económicas
press on VI + ADV (with work, journey) → seguir adelante (with con) → continuar (with con)

press

[ˈprɛs]
n
(= newspapers) → presse f
the British press → la presse britannique
to be in the press (= in the newspapers) → être dans la presse
to get a bad press → avoir mauvaise presse
to get a good press → avoir bonne presse
(also printing press) → presse f
to go to press [newspaper] → aller à l'impression
to be in the press (= being printed) → être sous presse
(= publishing house) → presses fpl
(= apparatus) (for flattening)presse f; (for extracting liquid)pressoir m
(= crowd) → cohue f, foule f
(= push) → pression f
to give sth a press [+ switch, button, bell] → presser qch
at the press of a switch → par simple pression sur un interrupteur
at the press of a button → par simple pression sur un bouton
modif [announcement, association, photographer, reporter, screening, spokesman, statement, tent] → de presse; [censorship, freedom,] → de la presse press kit, press launch, press pack, press pass
vt
(= push) [+ button, switch, accelerator] → appuyer sur
He pressed the accelerator → Il a appuyé sur l'accélérateur.
He pressed his back against the door
BUT Il s'adossa à la porte.
press "return" → tapez "return"
(= clasp) [+ sb's hand, person] → serrer
(= crush) [+ garlic, grapes, lemon] → presser
[+ clothes] (= iron) → repasser
(= urge) → presser
to press sb to do sth → presser qn de faire qch
Trade unions are pressing him to stand firm → Les syndicats le pressent de tenir bon.
to press sb into doing sth → presser qn de faire qch
to press sth on sb → presser qn d'accepter qch
to press sb for an answer → presser qn de donner une réponse
He pressed her for an answer → Il la pressait de donner une réponse.
to press sb about sth → presser qn de questions sur qch
(= put forward strongly) [+ demands, claim, viewpoint] → imposer
to press one's case → plaider sa cause
to press one's case for sth → plaider la cause de qch
to press charges against sb (LAW)engager des poursuites contre qn
(= harass, pursue) → talonner
(= make in a mould) [+ car parts] → presser; [+ CD, record] → presser
vi
(= apply pressure) → appuyer
Don't press too hard! → N'appuie pas trop fort!
[crowd, group of people] → se presser
A group of people pressed through the door → Un groupe de personnes se pressait à l'entrée.
The crowd pressed forward to catch a glimpse of him → La foule se pressait pour tenter de l'apercevoir.
press ahead
vicontinuer
to press ahead with sth → persévérer avec qch
press down
vi
Press down firmly → appuyez fermement
to press down on sth → appuyer sur qch
vt sep [+ button, key, switch] → presser
press for
vt fusfaire pression pour obtenir
The labourers formed a union to press for higher wages → Les manœuvres ont créé un syndicat afin de faire pression pour obtenir de plus hauts salaires.
They had pressed for their children to be taught French → Ils avaient fait pression pour que leurs enfants apprennent le français.
to press for changes in the law → faire pression pour que la loi soit changée
press on
vi
(= continue) → continuer
to press on with sth → poursuivre qch
(= hurry) → se presserpress agency nagence f de pressepress agent nattaché(e) m/f de pressepress box ntribune f de pressepress clipping ncoupure f de pressepress conference nconférence f de presse
to call a press conference → organiser une conférence de presse
to hold a press conference → tenir une conférence de pressepress corps nservice m de pressepress cutting ncoupure f de presse

press

n
(= machine: trouser press, flower press) → Presse f; (= racket press)Spanner m
(Typ) → (Drucker)presse f; (= publishing firm)Verlag m; to go to pressin Druck gehen; to be in the pressim Druck sein
(= newspapers, journalists)Presse f; the daily/sporting pressdie Tages-/Sportpresse; the weekly pressdie Wochenzeitungen pl; to get a good/bad presseine gute/schlechte Presse bekommen
(= squeeze, push)Druck m; to give something a pressetw drücken; (= iron) dress etcetw bügeln
(dial, US: = cupboard) → Wandschrank m
(= crush)Gedränge nt; a press of peopleeine Menschenmenge
(Weightlifting) → Drücken nt
vt
(= push, squeeze)drücken (→ to an +acc); button, doorbell, knob, brake pedaldrücken auf (+acc); clutch, piano pedaltreten; grapes, fruit(aus)pressen; flowerspressen; to press the acceleratorGas geben; to press the trigger (of a gun)abdrücken, den Abzug betätigen; the shoe presses my foot hereder Schuh drückt (mich) hier; to press and hold down mouse buttongedrückt halten
(= iron) clothesbügeln
(= urge, persuade)drängen; (= harass, importune)bedrängen, unter Druck setzen; (= insist on) claim, argumentbestehen auf (+dat); to press somebody hardjdm (hart) zusetzen; he didn’t need much pressingman brauchte ihn nicht lange zu drängen; to press somebody for an answerauf jds Antwort (acc)drängen; to press the pointdarauf beharren or herumreiten (inf); to press home an advantageeinen Vorteil ausnutzen, sich (dat)einen Vorteil zunutze or zu Nutze machen; to press home an attackeinen Angriff energisch vortragen; to press money/one’s views on somebodyjdm Geld/seine Ansichten aufdrängen; to be pressed for moneyin Geldnot sein; to be pressed for timeunter Zeitdruck stehen, in Zeitnot sein; to press somebody/something into servicejdn/etw einspannen
machine part, record etcpressen; pressed steelgepresster Stahl, Pressstahl m
vi
(lit, fig: = bear down, exert pressure) → drücken; to press (down) on somebody (debts, troubles)schwer auf jdm lasten
(= urge, agitate)drängen; to press for somethingauf etw (acc)drängen; time pressesdie Zeit drängt
(= move, push)sich drängen; crowds pressed round himMassen drängten sich um ihn; to press ahead or forward (with something) (fig)(mit etw) weitermachen; (with plans) → etw weiterführen

press

:
press agency
press agent
nPresseagent(in) m(f)
Press Association
n (Brit) → Presseagentur f
press attaché
nPresseattaché m
press baron
nPressezar m
press box
nPressetribüne f
press-button
press campaign
nPressekampagne for -feldzug m
press card
nPresseausweis m
press centre, (US) press center
nPressezentrum nt
press clipping
nPresseausschnitt m; (from newspaper) → Zeitungsausschnitt m
Press Complaints Commission
n (Brit) → Presseaufsichtsrat m
press conference
press corps
n the pressdie akkreditierten Journalisten pl
press coverage
nBerichterstattung fin der Presse (über ein bestimmtes Thema)
press cutting
n (esp Brit) → Presseausschnitt m; (from newspaper) → Zeitungsausschnitt m
press gallery
n (esp Jur, Parl) → Pressetribüne f
press gang
n (Hist) (for navy) → Presspatrouille f; (for army) → Werber pl
vt (esp Brit inf) → dazu drängen; to press-gang somebody into (doing) somethingjdn drängen, etw zu tun

press

:
press kit
nPressemappe f
press lord
pressman
n
(esp Brit: = reporter) → Zeitungsmann m, → Pressemann m
(Typ) → Drucker m
pressmark
nSignatur f
press office
nPressestelle f
press officer
nPressesprecher(in) m(f)

press

:
press photographer
nPressefotograf(in) m(f)
press reception
press release
nPressemitteilung for -verlautbarung f
press report
press representative
nPressevertreter(in) m(f)
pressroom
nDruckerei f, → (Druck)maschinensaal m
press spokesman
press spokesperson
nPressesprecher(in) m(f)
press spokeswoman
press stud
n (Brit) → Druckknopf m
press-up
n (Brit) → Liegestütz m

press

[prɛs]
1. n
a. (apparatus, machine, gen) → pressa; (for wine) → torchio
b. (printing press) → torchio da stampa; (place) → tipografia
to go to press (newspaper) → andare in macchina
to be in the press (being printed) → essere in (corso di) stampa (in the newspapers) → essere sui giornali
the press (newspapers) → la stampa, i giornali
to get a good/bad press → avere una buona/cattiva stampa
a member of the press → un rappresentante della stampa
2. vt
a. (push, button) → premere, schiacciare; (doorbell) → suonare; (trigger) → premere; (squeeze, grapes, olives) → pigiare; (flowers) → pressare; (hand) → stringere
to press sb/sth to one's heart → stringersi qn/qc al petto or al cuore
b. (iron) → stirare
c. (urge, entreat) to press sb to do or into doing sthfare pressione su qn affinché faccia qc; (force) to press sth on sb (food, gift) → insistere perché qn accetti qc; (one's opinions) → voler imporre qc su qn; (insist on, attack) → rendere più pressante; (claim, demands) → insistere su or in
to press sb for an answer → insistere perché qn risponda
to be hard pressed → essere alle strette
to press one's opponent → incalzare l'avversario
to press home an advantage → sfruttare al massimo un vantaggio
to press the point → insistere sul punto
to be pressed for time → aver poco tempo
to be pressed for money → essere a corto di soldi
to press sb into service → obbligare qn a lavorare
to press sth into service → far uso di qc
to press charges against sb (Law) → sporgere una denuncia contro qn
3. vi
a. (in physical sense) → spingere, premere
the people pressed round him → la gente gli si è accalcata intorno
the crowd pressed towards the exit → la folla si accalcava all'uscita
to press ahead or forward (with sth) (fig) → proseguire (in qc)
b. (urge, agitate) to press for sthfare pressioni per ottenere qc
time presses → il tempo stringe
press down
1. vi + adv to press down (on)premere (su)
2. vt + advpremere
press on vi + advcontinuare

press

(pres) verb
1. to use a pushing motion (against). Press the bell twice!; The children pressed close to their mother.
2. to squeeze; to flatten. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice.
3. to urge or hurry. He pressed her to enter the competition.
4. to insist on. The printers are pressing their claim for higher pay.
5. to iron. Your trousers need to be pressed.
noun
1. an act of pressing. He gave her hand a press; You had better give your shirt a press.
2. (also ˈprinting-press) a printing machine.
3. newspapers in general. It was reported in the press; (also adjective) a press photographer.
4. the people who work on newspapers and magazines; journalists. The press is/are always interested in the private lives of famous people.
5. a device or machine for pressing. a wine-press; a flower-press.
ˈpressing adjective
urgent. a pressing invitation.
press conference
a meeting in which information is given to journalists.
ˈpress-cutting noun
an article cut out of a newspaper or magazine.
be hard pressed
to be in difficulties. He's hard pressed financially.
be pressed for
to be short of. I must hurry – I'm pressed for time.
press for
to try to get; to keep demanding. The miners are pressing for higher wages.
press forward/on
to continue (in spite of difficulties). She pressed on with her work.

press

صَحَافَة, يَضْغَط stisknout, tisk presse drücken, Presse πιέζω, τύπος apretar, prensa painaa, puristin appuyer, presse pritisnuti, tisak premere, stampa プレス機, 押す 누르다, 압축기계 drukken, pers presse nacisnąć, prasa comprimir, prensa давить, пресса press, pressa กด, หนังสือพิมพ์ bastırmak, pres báo chí, ép 压榨, 新闻

press

v. hacer presión, comprimir, oprimir.

press

vt presionar; (a button) presionar, pulsar, oprimir; Does it hurt when I press here?..¿Le duele cuando presiono aquí?
References in classic literature ?
We all are here in perfect health, None gone from our small band: Again we see each well-known face, And press each friendly hand.
said Heyward, pausing to press her hand as he passed toward the outer entrance of the cavern.
I think sometimes that if I were only well enough to write a little it would relieve the press of ideas and rest me.
He did not drag his daughters into the mixed society of that period; he did not press upon them the company of those he most frequented, and whose accepted position in that little world of fashion was considered equal to their own.
In his last extremity, the expiring breath stealing faintly through Clifford's lips, he would doubtless press Hepzibah's hand, in fervent recognition of all her lavished love, and close his eyes, --but not so much to die, as to be constrained to look no longer on her face
Meanwhile, the press had taken up my affair, and kept me for a week or two careering through the public prints, in my decapitated state, like Irving's Headless Horseman, ghastly and grim, and longing to be buried, as a political dead man ought.
I felt that I doubtless needn't press too hard, in such company, on the place of a servant in the scale; but there was nothing to prevent an acceptance of my companion's own measure of my predecessor's abasement.
But again he leaned over towards the people, and bowing his head lowly, with an aspect of the deepest yet manliest humility, he spake these words: Shipmates, God has laid but one hand upon you; both his hands press upon me.
For the present other matters press, and the best we can do now for the head, is to pray heaven the tackles may hold.
To press the matter would have seemed to be doubting his word, and never in their lives had any one of them ever spoken to a person of the class called "gentleman" except with deference and humility.
When despairing Hungarian fugitives make their way, against all the search-warrants and authorities of their lawful government, to America, press and political cabinet ring with applause and welcome.
The law says that if any master shall venture, even under utmost press of business, to pay anything OVER that cent a day, even for a single day, he shall be both fined and pilloried for it; and who- ever knows he did it and doesn't inform, they also shall be fined and pilloried.