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English noun: press

1. press (state) the state of demanding notice or attention

SamplesThe insistence of their hunger.
The press of business matters.

Synonymsimperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressure

Broader (hypernym)urgency

2. press (communication) the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines

Synonymspublic press

Broader (hypernym)print media

Narrower (hyponym)free press, mag, magazine, newspaper, paper

Part holonympress corps

3. press (artifact) a machine used for printing

Synonymsprinting press

Broader (hypernym)machine

Narrower (hyponym)cylinder press, flatbed press, rotary press, standing press

Part holonymbed

4. press (group) a dense crowd of people

Synonymscrush, jam

Broader (hypernym)crowd

Narrower (hyponym)snarl-up, traffic jam

5. press (artifact) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Synonymscloset, wardrobe

Broader (hypernym)article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture

Narrower (hyponym)armoire, clothes closet, clothespress, coat closet

6. press (artifact) clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

Broader (hypernym)clamp, clinch

7. press (artifact) any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

Synonymsmechanical press

Broader (hypernym)machine

Narrower (hyponym)cheese press, ciderpress, garlic press, hydraulic press, punch press, winepress

8. press (act) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

Synonymsmilitary press

Broader (hypernym)weightlift, weightlifting

9. press (act) the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

SamplesHe gave the button a press.
He used pressure to stop the bleeding.
At the pressing of a button.

Synonymspressing, pressure

Broader (hypernym)push, pushing

Narrower (hyponym)compressing, compression, impression

English verb: press

1. press (contact) exert pressure or force to or upon

SamplesHe pressed down on the boards.
Press your thumb on this spot.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)touch

Narrower (hyponym)bear down, bear down on, cranch, craunch, crunch, crush, drag down, grind, knuckle, mash, press down on, push, squash, squeeze, squeeze, squelch, weigh down

2. press (communication) force or impel in an indicated direction

SamplesI urged him to finish his studies.

ExamplesSam cannot press Sue , They press him to write the letter

Synonymsexhort, urge, urge on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)advise, counsel, rede

Narrower (hyponym)advocate, bear on, hurry, preach, push, rush

3. press (stative) to be oppressive or burdensome

SamplesWeigh heavily on the mind.
Something pressed on his mind.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)count, matter, weigh

4. press (contact) place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

SamplesPressed flowers.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)flatten, flatten out

Narrower (hyponym)calender, iron, iron out, press

5. press (contact) squeeze or press together

SamplesShe compressed her lips.
The spasm contracted the muscle.

Synonymscompact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tighten

Narrower (hyponym)astringe, bear down, choke, choke, choke, convulse, convulse, fret, gag, overbear, prim, scrag, strangle, strangulate

6. press (motion) crowd closely

SamplesThe crowds pressed along the street.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)mass

7. press (creation) create by pressing

SamplesPress little holes into the soft clay.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make

8. press (stative) be urgent

SamplesThis is a pressing problem.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

9. press (social) 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

SamplesThe liberal party pushed for reforms.
She is crusading for women's rights.
The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate.

Synonymsagitate, campaign, crusade, fight, push

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)advertise, advertize, promote, push

Verb groupadvertise, advertize, promote, push

10. press (creation) press from a plastic

SamplesPress a record.

Synonymspress out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cast, mold, mould

11. press (contact) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

Samples`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)force, push

12. press (contact) press and smooth with a heated iron

SamplesPress your shirts.
She stood there ironing.

Synonymsiron, iron out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)press

Narrower (hyponym)mangle

Entailheat, heat up

13. press (competition) lift weights

SamplesThis guy can press 300 pounds.

Synonymsweight-lift, weightlift

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)exercise, work out

14. press (communication) ask for or request earnestly

SamplesThe prophet bid all people to become good persons.

Synonymsadjure, beseech, bid, conjure, entreat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)plead

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