Definition of PRESSES

noun : PRESSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines ;

  • 5. (

    ) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes ;

  • 6. (

    ) clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use ;

  • 7. (

    ) any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids ;

  • 8. (

    ) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : PRESSES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot" ;

  • 3. (

    ) to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind"; "Something pressed on his mind" ;

  • 4. (

    ) place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers" ;

  • 6. (

    ) crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street" ;

  • 7. (

    ) create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay" ;

  • 8. (

    ) be urgent; "This is a pressing problem" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" ;


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