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Overview of noun pressing

The noun pressing has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) press, pressure, pressing

(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")

2. pressing

(a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press)


Overview of verb press

The verb press has 14 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (32) press

(exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")

2. (7) urge, urge on, press, exhort

(force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies")

3. (2) weigh, press

(to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind")

4. (2) press

(place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers")

5. (2) compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press

(squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

6. (1) press

(crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street")

7. (1) press

(create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay")

8. press

(be urgent; "This is a pressing problem")

9. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate

(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")

10. press, press out

(press from a plastic; "press a record")

11. press, push

(make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman")

12. iron, iron out, press

(press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing")

13. weight-lift, weightlift, press

(lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds")

14. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure

(ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons")


Overview of adj pressing

The adj pressing has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) pressing, urgent

(compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair")

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