[n] 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"
[n] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
[n] any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
[n] a machine used for printing
[n] clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
[n] a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
[n] printed matter in the form of newspapers or magazines
[n] a dense crowd of people
[n] newspaper writers and photographers
[n] the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters"
[v] lift weights
[v] ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
[v] force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
[v] exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
[v] make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
[v] press from a plastic, as of records
[v] create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
[v] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"
[v] place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
[v] crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
[v] 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"
[v] to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
[v] be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"
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