press-up
Date: 1936 British push-up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • press-up — n BrE a type of exercise in which you lie facing the ground, and push your body up with your arms American Equivalent: push up …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • press-up — [pres′up΄] n. Brit. PUSH UP …   English World dictionary

  • press-up — press ,up noun count BRITISH a PUSHUP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • press-up — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an exercise in which a person lies facing the floor and raises their body by pressing down on their hands …   English terms dictionary

  • Press-up — A press up, also known as a push up, is a common strength training exercise performed in a prone position, lying horizontal and face down, raising and lowering the body using the arms. They develop the pectoral muscles and triceps, with ancillary …   Wikipedia

  • press-up — n. (BE) to do a press up (see also push up) * * * [ presʌp] (BE) to do a press up (see also push up) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • press-up — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms press up : singular press up plural press ups British a physical exercise in which you lie down with your face towards the floor and use your arms to raise and lower your body …   English dictionary

  • press-up — /pres up /, n. Brit. push up. [1945 50; n. use of v. phrase press up] * * * …   Universalium

  • press up — atsispaudimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Perėjimas iš žemesnės atremties į aukštesnę tiesiant rankas. atitikmenys: angl. press up; push up vok. Abrücken, n rus. отжимание …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • press-up — press ups N COUNT: usu pl Press ups are exercises to strengthen your arms and chest muscles. They are done by lying with your face towards the floor and pushing with your hands to raise your body until your arms are straight. [BRIT] He made me do …   English dictionary

  • press-up — noun (C) especially BrE a type of exercise in which you lie facing the ground, and push your body up with your arms; push­up especially AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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