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pressed

adjective

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pressed

verb (1)
past tense of press

Synonyms of pressed (Entry 2 of 3)

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 (2)
past tense of press

Synonyms & Antonyms of pressed (Entry 3 of 3)

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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“Pressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pressed. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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