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presses

noun
plural of press

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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a built-in space for storage behind a door
  • 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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presses

verb (1)
present tense third-person singular of press

Synonyms of presses (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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presses

verb (2)
present tense third-person singular 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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“Presses.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/presses. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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