[pres] or [prɛs]
(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'.
(noun.) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead.
(noun.) any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids.
(noun.) a machine used for printing.
(noun.) clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use.
(noun.) the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines.
(verb.) place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; 'pressed flowers'.
(verb.) exert pressure or force to or upon; 'He pressed down on the boards'; 'press your thumb on this spot'.
(verb.) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; '`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman'.
(verb.) press from a plastic; 'press a record'.
(verb.) create by pressing; 'Press little holes into the soft clay'.
(verb.) crowd closely; 'The crowds pressed along the street'.
(verb.) be urgent; 'This is a pressing problem'.
(n.) An East Indian insectivore (Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.
(n.) To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.
(n.) A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
(v.) To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd.
(v.) To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something.
(v.) To squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus, in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to press clothes.
(v.) To embrace closely; to hug.
(v.) To oppress; to bear hard upon.
(v.) To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger.
(v.) To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.
(v.) To try to force (something upon some one); to urge or inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as, to press divine truth on an audience.
(v.) To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race.
(v. i.) To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.
(v. i.) To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach.
(v. i.) To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.
(n.) An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses.
(n.) Specifically, a printing press.
(n.) The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse.
(n.) An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press.
(n.) The act of pressing or thronging forward.
(n.) Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements.
(n.) A multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng.
v. a. . Compress, squeeze, crowd, crush.. Constrain, compel, force, drive.. Enjoin, enforce, urge, inculcate.
v. n. . Bear heavily.. Hasten, hurry, push, rush.. Crowd, throng, force a way.
n. . Printing-press.. Literature, literary publications.. Crowd, throng, multitude.. Urgency, pressure, hurry.
SYN:Urge, crowd, compel, force, squeeze, crush, compress, express, constrain,hurry, instigate, inculcate, impress, throng, encroach, lean, weigh, harass
ANT:Relax, inhibit, persuade, entice, allure, solicit, touch, skim, graze, free,liberate, ease, avoid, relieve
v.t. to push on or against with a heavy weight or with great force: to squeeze out as juice: to clasp or embrace: to bear heavily on: to distress: to urge strongly: to present to the mind with earnestness: to lay stress upon: to hurry on with great speed: to shape or smooth by the application of weight.—v.i. to exert pressure: to push with force: to crowd: to go forward with violence: to urge with vehemence and importunity: to exert a strong influence.—n. Press′er.—adj. Press′ing urgent: importunate: forcible.—adv. Press′ingly.—n. Pres′sion.
v.t. to carry men off by violence to become soldiers or sailors.—ns. Press′gang a gang or body of sailors under an officer empowered to impress men into the navy; Press′-mon′ey (for prest-money) earnest-money.
n. an instrument for squeezing bodies: a printing-machine: the art or business of printing and publishing: act of urging forward: urgency: strong demand: a crowd: a closet for holding articles.—ns. Press′-bed a bed enclosed in a cupboard or folding up into it; Press′fat (B.) the vat of an olive or wine press for collecting the liquor; Press′man one who works a printing-press: a journalist or reporter: a member of a pressgang; Press′mark a mark upon a book to show its place among others in a library; Press′-room a room where printing-presses are worked; Press′-work the operation of taking impressions from type or plates by means of the printing-press.—Press of sail as much sail as can be carried.—Brahmah press a hydraulic press called after Mr Brahmah its inventor; Cylinder press a printing-press in which the types are laid on a cylinder which revolves instead of on a flat surface; Hydraulic press (see Hydraulic); Liberty of the press the right of publishing books &c. without submitting them to a government authority for permission; The Press the literature of a country esp. its newspapers.
- It would seem to be always the same question, for, it is always followed by a press of people towards the third cart. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- I admit that I do press it, and I must beg you to forgive me if I do so, very earnestly. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Of course, if you do press me, sir, I shall know I am wrong and will tell you. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I shall not press the point for it would lead us far afield. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- The military Colossus then tumbled, and the Press began to lead mankind. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- I don't know what I am about with it; it's all the wind--invariably has that effect--I won't press you, Rick; you may be right. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- This we have now been doing for some time, and in order to help us in our operations we erected a hydraulic press. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- You ought not to have come today, she said in an altered voice; and suddenly she turned, flung her arms about him and pressed her lips to his. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- She had been all sweetness and kindness, always thankful, always gentle, even when Mrs. Clapp lost her own temper and pressed for the rent. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Often, indeed, when pressed by Hortense to come, she would refuse, because Robert did not second, or but slightly seconded the request. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- I clutched the leg of the table again immediately, and pressed it to my bosom as if it had been the companion of my youth and friend of my soul. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- As he drew near his door, Ponsonby pressed me close to his heart. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- As she pressed me to stay to dinner, I remained, and I believe we talked about nothing but him all day. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Janey fell upon his neck and pressed him to her purple flannel breast. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- I know, my dear, he replied, pressing my arm, I know all that. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- You needn't repeat 'em,' says Wegg, pressing his hand. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Dear friend, she said, pressing the hand which held hers, how good, how kind you always have been to me! 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Laughing and pressing her arm, he retorted: 'But still, again for instance; would you exercise that power? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Seeing in this arrangement the hope of rendering real service in that pressing emergency, Miss Pross hailed it with joy. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Gathering me to his breast, pressing his lips on my lips: so, Jane! 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- These are the motives which I have been pressing on you. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- It was afterwards gradually raised by hydraulic presses to the top, a height of 100 feet. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- Round two sides of it, the sides nearest to the interior of the church, ran heavy wooden presses, worm-eaten and gaping with age. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Had there been presses, they would have had to stand idle while the papyrus rolls were slowly made. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- It was accomplished by means of powerful hydraulic presses. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- The massive but delicate coining presses coin from 80 to 100 pieces a minute. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Once more I say, time presses. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Excuse me, our time presses. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.