Definition of press for
: to make a demand for (something) Laborers are pressing for higher wages.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
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