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Main Entry: 2press
Function: verb
1 : to bear down upon : push steadily against
2 : to squeeze so as to force out the juice or contents of <press apples to make cider>
3 : to flatten out or smooth by bearing down upon (as with an iron) <press clothes>
4 a : to put pressure on : FORCE, COMPEL <pressed by business to return> b : to ask or urge strongly <pressed us to go with them>
5 a : to insist on <didn't press the issue> b : to make a demand <pressing for higher wages>
6 a : to crowd closely <reporters pressed around the celebrity> b : to force or push one's way <pressed deeper into the jungle>
- press·er noun

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