1. The state of demanding notice or attention (synset 114474815)
    "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
  2. The print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines (synset 106274022)
  3. A machine used for printing (synset 104006669)
  4. A dense crowd of people (synset 108200316)
  5. A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes;
    Has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes (synset 104557470)
  6. Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use (synset 104006838)
  7. Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids (synset 104006350)
  8. A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead (synset 100628253)
  9. The act of pressing;
    The exertion of pressure (synset 100113933)
    "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
  1. Exert pressure or force to or upon (synset 201449876)
    "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
  2. Force or impel in an indicated direction (synset 200767694)
    "I urged him to finish his studies"
  3. To be oppressive or burdensome (synset 202652148)
    "weigh heavily on the mind"; "Something pressed on his mind"
  4. Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure (synset 201393270)
    "pressed flowers"
  5. Squeeze or press together (synset 201390440)
    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
  6. Crowd closely (synset 202028213)
    "The crowds pressed along the street"
  7. Create by pressing (synset 201757913)
    "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  8. Be urgent (synset 202728657)
    "This is a pressing problem"
  9. Exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person;
    Be an advocate for (synset 202595732)
    "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
  10. Press from a plastic (synset 201666509)
    "press a record"
  11. Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby (synset 201450251)
    "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
  12. Press and smooth with a heated iron (synset 201393487)
    "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
  13. Lift weights (synset 201152836)
    "This guy can press 300 pounds"
  14. Ask for or request earnestly (synset 200761702)
    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

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