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press

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1 a built-in space for storage behind a door
  • Please put the towels in the linen press.
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2 a great number of persons or creatures massed together
  • He pushed his way through the press of people outside the courthouse.
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3 a storage case typically having doors and shelves
  • Originally designed as a press for clothes, it now serves to hide the bedroom TV.
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press

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to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
  • The fleeing bank robber pressed a nearby taxi into service as a getaway car.
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press

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1 to push steadily against with some force
  • an old doorbell that requires you to press the button hard
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2 to apply external pressure on so as to force out the juice or contents of
  • My family will only drink juice from freshly pressed oranges.
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3 to gather into a closely packed group
  • Everyone pressed around me to see the pictures.
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4 to force one's way
  • We continued to press deeper and deeper into the tangled rain forest.
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5 to cause (a person) to give in to pressure
  • a manager pressed by a business crisis to return from his vacation ahead of schedule
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twist one's arm

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6 to try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action
  • pressed us to go with them to the school board meeting
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7 to indicate the importance of by centering attention on
  • an office e-mail that presses the need for greater vigilance concerning building security
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bear down on, make much of

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