Definition of press (something) on (someone)
- I tried to press money on him for my half of the bill, but he refused to take it.
- She's always pressing her opinions on us.
: a crowd or crowded condition : throng
: a thronging or crowding forward or together
: an apparatus or machine by which a substance is cut or shaped, an impression of a body is taken, a material is compressed, pressure is applied to a body, liquid is expressed, or a cutting tool is fed into the work by pressure
: to act upon through steady pushing or thrusting force exerted in contact : squeeze
: assail, harass
: afflict, oppress
: to force into service especially in an army or navy : impress
: to take by authority especially for public use : commandeer
: to take and force into any usually emergency service
: impressment into service especially in a navy
: a warrant for impressing recruits
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: some person : somebody
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