press down


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Verb1.press down - press down; "Depress the space key"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
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Golbasto Momarem Evlame Gurdilo Shefin Mully Ully Gue, most mighty Emperor of Lilliput, delight and terror of the universe, whose dominions extend five thousand BLUSTRUGS (about twelve miles in circumference) to the extremities of the globe; monarch of all monarchs, taller than the sons of men; whose feet press down to the centre, and whose head strikes against the sun; at whose nod the princes of the earth shake their knees; pleasant as the spring, comfortable as the summer, fruitful as autumn, dreadful as winter: his most sublime majesty proposes to the man-mountain, lately arrived at our celestial dominions, the following articles, which, by a solemn oath, he shall be obliged to perform:--
In this state of mind the four walls of his room made an intolerable prison to him; they seemed to hem in and press down upon him all the crowd of contradictory thoughts and conflicting feelings, some of which would fly away in the open air.
She hung on, striving to press down with her teeth to the great vein were his life-blood bubbled.
Lay the onions, courgettes, thyme and garlic in an ovenproof lasagne dish (or casserole dish), mix well and then press down.
4 Spoon half the stuffing into pastry case, press down with the back of a spoon.
With the ball of your thumb, press down and flatten one side of each piece, creating a side wedge shape.
Tip the fudge into a 20 x 20cm tin lined with non-stick paper and press down firmly with the back of a spoon.
Then, gently press down and under the eye sockets, tracing the bones until you reach outer eye corners.
Instead, press down on the hatch and push the lock lever toward the right side of the vehicle.
Home hope Sam Stosur was pilloried by the press down under for her first-round exit from the Australian Open - Sam Dunk was the headline on the back page of a Melbourne tabloid.
Press strips onto rim, moistening with a little water, then press down lid firmly and brush with beaten egg.
The UpLula slides over the magazine and uses a metal tongue to press down on the top round in the magazine.