Textual thesaurus for "press"

(noun) pressing, pressure

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) military press

a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

(noun) mechanical press

any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

(noun) printing press

a machine used for printing

(noun) closet, wardrobe

a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

(noun) public press

the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines

(noun) jam, crush

a dense crowd of people

(noun) imperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressure

the state of demanding notice or attention

the insistence of their hunger; the press of business matters

(verb) conjure, entreat, beseech, bid, adjure

ask for or request earnestly

The prophet bid all people to become good persons

(verb) exhort, urge, urge on

force or impel in an indicated direction

I urged him to finish his studies

(verb) weight-lift, weightlift

lift weights

This guy can press 300 pounds

(verb) compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

squeeze or press together

she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

(verb) iron, iron out

press and smooth with a heated iron

press your shirts; she stood there ironing

(verb) push

make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

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

(verb) press out

press from a plastic

press a record

(verb) crusade, push, fight, campaign, 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

(verb) weigh

to be oppressive or burdensome

weigh heavily on the mind, Something pressed on his mind