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pressed

verb , past tense of 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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pressed

verb , past tense of 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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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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