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"
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
- military press
any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
- mechanical press
clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes
has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
a dense crowd of people
a machine used for printing
- printing press
the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
- public press
the state of demanding notice or attention
"the insistence of their hunger"
"the press of business matters"
ask for or request earnestly
"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
"This guy can press 300 pounds"
- weight lift - weightlift
press and smooth with a heated iron
"press your shirts"
"she stood there ironing"
- iron out
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
"`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
press from a plastic
"press a record"
- press out
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"
"This is a pressing problem"
create by pressing
"Press little holes into the soft clay"
"The crowds pressed along the street"
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"
"the spasm contracted the muscle"
place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
to be oppressive or burdensome
"weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
force or impel in an indicated direction
"I urged him to finish his studies"
- urge on
exert pressure or force to or upon
"He pressed down on the boards"
"press your thumb on this spot"