Definition of Press


  • 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"
  • lift weights
    "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"
  • be urgent
    "This is a pressing problem"
  • create by pressing
    "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  • crowd closely
    "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
    "pressed flowers"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble press

17 unscramble word found using the letters press.

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