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Press - Tshikelela

Press is an English word meaning "Tshikelela" in Xitsonga. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of press
- Press n
- Newspaper writers and photographers [syn: {fourth estate}]
- The state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters" [syn: {imperativeness}, {insistence}, {insistency}, {pressure}]
- The gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines [syn: {public press}]
- A machine used for printing [syn: {printing press}]
- A dense crowd of people [syn: {crush}, {jam}]
- A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes [syn: {wardrobe}, {closet}]
- Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
- Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids [syn: {mechanical press}]
- A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead [syn: {military press}]
- 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" [syn: {pressure}, {pressing}] v
- Exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
- Force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies" [syn: {urge}, {urge on}, {exhort}]
- To be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind" [syn: {weigh}]
- Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
- Squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: {compress}, {constrict}, {squeeze}, {compact}, {contract}]
- Crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
- Create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
- Be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"
- 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" [syn: {crusade}, {fight}, {campaign}, {push}, {agitate}]
- Press from a plastic; "press a record" [syn: {press out}]
- Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" [syn: {push}]
- Lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds" [syn: {weight-lift}, {weightlift}]
- Ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons" [syn: {bid}, {beseech}, {entreat}, {adjure}, {conjure}]
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