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  • 1 press — press1 [pres] vt. [ME pressen < MFr presser < L pressare, freq. of premere, to press < IE base * per , to strike > OSlav p rati, to strike] 1. to act on with steady force or weight; push steadily against; squeeze 2. to depress or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 Press — Press, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pressed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pressing}.] [F. presser, fr. L. pressare to press, fr. premere, pressum, to press. Cf. {Print}, v.] 1. To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 press — Ⅰ. press [1] ► VERB 1) move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force. 2) exert continuous physical force on (something), especially to operate a device. 3) apply pressure to (something) to flatten or shape… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 press# — press n throng, crush, *crowd, mob, rout, horde Analogous words: *multitude, army, host, legion press vb Press, bear, bear down, squeeze, crowd, jam mean to exert pressure upon something or someone continuously or for a length of time. They are… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 press — press1 pressable, adj. /pres/, 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: The crowd pressed him into a corner. 3. to compress or squeeze, as to alter …

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  • 6 press — I [[t]prɛs[/t]] 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… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 7 press — press1 [ pres ] noun *** ▸ 1 newspapers etc. ▸ 2 machine for printing ▸ 3 publishing business ▸ 4 piece of equipment ▸ 5 single push on something ▸ 6 making clothes smooth ▸ 7 many people pushing 1. ) the press newspapers and news magazines: the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 press */*/*/ — I UK [pres] / US noun Word forms press : singular press plural presses 1) the press newspapers and news magazines the national/local/American/sports press the popular/tabloid press in the press: She has been criticized in the press for not… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 PRESS — This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction in australia and new zealand in belgium in canada in czechoslovakia in england yiddish press in france in germany and austria between the two world wars after world war ii… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 10 press — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 media ADJECTIVE ▪ foreign, international, local, national, provincial (BrE) ▪ gutter (BrE), mainstream, popular …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 press — I. /prɛs / (say pres) verb (pressed or, Archaic, prest, pressing) –verb (t) 1. to act upon with 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… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 press — I. noun Etymology: Middle English presse, from Anglo French, from presser to press Date: 13th century 1. a. a crowd or crowded condition ; throng b. a thronging or crowding forward or together 2. a. an apparatus or machine by which a substance is …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 press — press1 verb 1》 move or cause to move into a position of contact with something by exerting continuous physical force.     ↘exert continuous physical force on, especially in order to operate a device.     ↘squeeze (someone s arm or hand) as a sign …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 Press Release — News that is sent out or released by the company making the news. If it s an earnings press release, the release will discuss the company s financial results for the recently completed quarter and may provide comments from management. Press… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 15 closely — adv. Closely is used with these adjectives: ↑akin, ↑allied, ↑analogous, ↑balanced, ↑bound, ↑comparable, ↑concerned, ↑dependent, ↑informed, ↑interrelated, ↑involved, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 press — I. v. a. 1. Compress, squeeze, crowd, crush. 2. Squeeze out, express. 3. Make smooth, smooth, flatten. 4. Embrace closely, hug, clasp. 5. Constrain, compel, force. 6. Enjoin, enforce, urge, inculcate. 7. Straiten, distress …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 ad|press — «ad PREHS», transitive verb. to press closely to a surface; lay flat. ╂[< Latin adpressus, past participle of adprimere press to < ad to + premere press] …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Non-English press of the Communist Party USA — This article is about publications of the Communist Party USA in languages other than English. For a similar list of the party s English language publications, see English language press of the Communist Party USA. During the nine decades since… …

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  • 19 Freedom of the press — The freedom of the press redirects here. For George Orwell s preface, see Animal Farm# The Freedom of the Press . For the report by Freedom House, see Freedom of the Press (report). Journalism News  …

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  • 20 White House Press Secretary — White House Press Secretary …

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