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press



I - noun
1. the state of demanding notice or attention (Freq. 1)
- the insistence of their hunger
- the press of business matters
Syn:
imperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressure
Derivationally related forms:
pressure (for: pressure), press (for: pressure), insistent (for: insistency), insistent (for: insistence), imperative (for: imperativeness)
Hypernyms:
urgency
2. the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines (Freq. 1)
Syn:
public press
Hypernyms:
print media
Hyponyms:
free press, newspaper, paper, magazine, mag
Part Meronyms:
press corps
3. a machine used for printing (Freq. 1)
Syn:
printing press
Hypernyms:
machine
Hyponyms:
flatbed press, cylinder press, rotary press, standing press
Part Meronyms:
bed
4. clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
Hypernyms:
clamp, clinch
5. any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
Syn:
mechanical press
Hypernyms:
machine
Hyponyms:
cheese press, ciderpress, garlic press, hydraulic press, punch press, winepress
6. a dense crowd of people
Syn:
crush, jam
Derivationally related forms:
jam (for: jam)
Hypernyms:
crowd
Hyponyms:
traffic jam, snarl-up
7. a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes;
has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Syn:
wardrobe, closet
Hypernyms:
furniture, piece of furniture, article of furniture
Hyponyms:
armoire, clothes closet, clothespress, coat closet
8. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
Syn:
military press
Hypernyms:
weightlift, weightlifting
9. 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
Syn:
pressure, pressing
Derivationally related forms:
press (for: pressing), press (for: pressure)
Hypernyms:
push, pushing
Hyponyms:
impression, compression, compressing

II - verb
1. exert pressure or force to or upon (Freq. 32)
- He pressed down on the boards
- press your thumb on this spot
Derivationally related forms:
pressure, pressing
Hypernyms:
touch
Hyponyms:
squeeze, squash, crush, squelch, mash,
crunch, cranch, craunch, grind, drag down, bear down,
bear down on, press down on, weigh down, knuckle, push
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s something PP
- Somebody ----s PP
2. force or impel in an indicated direction (Freq. 7)
- I urged him to finish his studies
Syn:
urge, urge on, exhort
Derivationally related forms:
exhortatory (for: exhort), exhortation (for: exhort), pressure, urgent (for: urge), urging (for: urge)
Hypernyms:
rede, advise, counsel
Hyponyms:
rush, hurry, push, bear on, preach, advocate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- Sam cannot press Sue
- They press him to write the letter
3. to be oppressive or burdensome (Freq. 2)
- weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind
Syn:
weigh
Hypernyms:
count, matter, weigh
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
4. place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure (Freq. 2)
- pressed flowers
Derivationally related forms:
pressing
Hypernyms:
flatten, flatten out
Hyponyms:
iron, iron out, calender
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
5. squeeze or press together (Freq. 2)
- she compressed her lips
- the spasm contracted the muscle
Syn:
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract
Derivationally related forms:
pressing, contraction (for: contract), contracture (for: contract), contractor (for: contract), constriction (for: constrict), constrictor (for: constrict), compressible (for: compress), compression (for: compress), compressor (for: compress), compressing (for: compress)
Hypernyms:
tighten
Hyponyms:
choke, strangle, prim, astringe, strangulate,
convulse, bear down, overbear, gag, fret, scrag
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
6. crowd closely (Freq. 1)
- The crowds pressed along the street
Hypernyms:
mass
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s PP
7. create by pressing (Freq. 1)
- Press little holes into the soft clay
Hypernyms:
make, create
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
8. be urgent
- This is a pressing problem
Derivationally related forms:
pressure
Hypernyms:
be
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s
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
- The liberal party pushed for reforms
- She is crusading for women's rights
- The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
Syn:
crusade, fight, campaign, push, agitate
Derivationally related forms:
push (for: push), campaign (for: campaign), fighter (for: fight), crusade (for: crusade), crusader (for: crusade)
Hypernyms:
advertise, advertize, promote, push
Verb Group:
advertise, advertize, promote, push
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
10. press from a plastic
- press a record
Syn:
press out
Derivationally related forms:
pressing
Hypernyms:
cast, mold, mould
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
11. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
- 'Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman
Syn:
push
Derivationally related forms:
push (for: push)
Hypernyms:
push, force
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
12. press and smooth with a heated iron
- press your shirts
- she stood there ironing
Syn:
iron, iron out
Derivationally related forms:
iron (for: iron), ironing (for: iron)
Hyponyms:
mangle
Entailment:
heat, heat up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
13. lift weights
- This guy can press 300 pounds
Syn:
weight-lift, weightlift
Derivationally related forms:
weightlifter (for: weightlift), weightlifting (for: weightlift)
Hypernyms:
exercise, work out
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
14. ask for or request earnestly
- The prophet bid all people to become good persons
Syn:
bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, conjure
Derivationally related forms:
adjuratory (for: adjure), adjuration (for: adjure), biddable (for: bid), bid (for: bid), bidding (for: bid)
Hypernyms:
plead
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

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