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Definition:

  1. [noun] newspaper writers and photographers
    Synonyms: fourth estate

  2. [noun] the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters"
    Synonyms: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, ure

  3. [noun] the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    Synonyms: public

  4. [noun] a machine used for printing
    Synonyms: printing

  5. [noun] a dense crowd of people
    Synonyms: crush, jam

  6. [noun] a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
    Synonyms: wardrobe, closet

  7. [noun] clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

  8. [noun] any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
    Synonyms: mechanical

  9. [noun] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
    Synonyms: military

  10. [noun] the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
    Synonyms: ure, ing

  11. [verb] exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"

  12. [verb] force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
    Synonyms: urge, urge on, exhort

  13. [verb] to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
    Synonyms: weigh

  14. [verb] place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"

  15. [verb] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
    Synonyms: comconstrict, squeeze, compact, contract

  16. [verb] crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"

  17. [verb] create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"

  18. [verb] be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"

  19. [verb] 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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    Synonyms: crusade, fight, campaign, push, agitate

  20. [verb] press from a plastic; "press a record"
    Synonyms: out

  21. [verb] make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
    Synonyms: push

  22. [verb] lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"
    Synonyms: weight-lift, weightlift

  23. [verb] ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
    Synonyms: bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, conjure

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