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press1

press1

 
 
pronunciation:
pres
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: pressed, presses, pressing
definition 1: to put pressure on something, often with one's hands.
The doctor pressed the patient's stomach.
similar words:
compact, crowd, crush, punch, squash, squeeze
definition 2: to push or force in a particular direction.
Did you press the button for the elevator?
synonyms:
push
similar words:
depress, drive, force
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: newspapers and magazines and the people who work for them.
The press followed the movie star wherever he went.
similar words:
media, newspapers, radio, television
definition 2: any of certain machines that act by pushing on something.
Books and magazines are printed on a printing press.
similar words:
drill press
derivation: pressed (adv.)
Word Builder: press +
  • pressman:
    a person who operates a press.
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