press

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noun
1 media
ADJECTIVE
foreign, international, local, national, provincial (BrE)
gutter (BrE), mainstream, popular, quality (esp. BrE), tabloid
left-wing, liberal, right-wing

The right-wing press tried to stir up prejudice against immigrants.

financial, gay, music, etc.
free

A free press is fundamental to democracy.

VERB + PRESS
alert, brief, tell

Someone must have alerted the press that she was going to be there.

meet

The president was briefed before meeting the press.

censor, muzzle

They introduced measures including muzzling the press and illegal detainment.

intimidate, manipulate, mislead

Did the senator deliberately mislead the press?

PRESS + NOUN
briefing, release, statement

He issued a press statement insisting on his innocence.

(see also press conference)
corps

The spokesman addressed an international press corps.

attention, coverage

extensive press coverage of the event

account, report
clippings, cuttings (BrE)

He kept a scrapbook containing press cuttings of his concerts.

office

The company's press office did not return the call.

agent, officer, secretary, spokesman
photographer
agency
badge (esp. AmE), credentials, pass

She showed the doorman her press pass.

box

We got to sit in the press box since my dad would be writing about the game.

preview, screening
campaign (esp. BrE)
freedom
PREPOSITION
in the press

There was no mention of the incident in the national press.

PHRASES
get a good, bad, etc. press (BrE), get good, bad, etc. press, have a good, bad, etc. press (BrE), have good, bad, etc. press

His latest novel didn't get (a) very good press (= was not praised in the media).

2 machine for printing
ADJECTIVE
printing
VERB + PRESS
go to

The newspaper goes to press at 6 o'clock.

PRESS + VERB
roll

The presses are already rolling.

PREPOSITION
in press

Their new book is in press.

PHRASES
hot off the press, hot off the presses (esp. AmE)

We've just received a copy of her latest book, hot off the press.

stop the press, stop the presses (= a major event has happened) (often ironic)

Stop the presses! Dan has had a haircut!

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verb
1 push sth firmly
ADVERB
firmly, forcefully, hard

She pressed down hard on the gas pedal.

gently, lightly, softly

Her lips softly pressed my cheek.

close, closely

He pressed up closer against the wall, terrified of being seen.

tightly

She curled up, her knees pressed tightly to her chest.

back, down, forward, together, up, etc.

The crowd pressed forward.

She pressed her lips together.

PREPOSITION
against

She pressed her face against the window.

into

Bella pressed her face into the pillow.

on

She pressed on the doorbell.

to

He pressed a finger gently to her lips.

PHRASES
press sth flat, press sth open, press sth shut

He pressed the lid firmly shut.

2 try to persuade sb
ADVERB
strongly

In the interview he strongly pressed his point of view.

consistently, continually, repeatedly
gently

‘Are you sure?’ she pressed gently.

further
successfully
VERB + PRESS
continue to
PREPOSITION
for

The party will continue to press the case for a new electoral system.

on

I did not press him further on the issue.

3 iron sth
PHRASES
immaculately pressed, neatly pressed

his immaculately pressed suit

PHRASAL VERB
press on
PREPOSITION
with

They pressed boldly on with their plan.

PHRASES
press on regardless (esp. BrE)

The weather was dreadful but we pressed on regardless.

Press is used with these nouns as the object: ↑accelerator, ↑attack, ↑bell, ↑button, ↑buzzer, ↑cheek, ↑claim, ↑demand, ↑doorbell, ↑hand, ↑key, ↑kiss, ↑knife, ↑lever, ↑luck, ↑matter, ↑palm, ↑pedal, ↑point, ↑seam, ↑shutter, ↑switch, ↑trigger

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