Dictionary Results for pressing


1. pressing - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): press, pressure

Hypernym(s): push, pushing




2. pressing - noun

· a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

Hypernym(s): part, portion




3. press - verb

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

Hypernym(s): touch




4. press - verb

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

Synonym(s): urge, urge_on, exhort

Hypernym(s): rede, advise, counsel




5. press - verb

· to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind"; "Something pressed on his mind"

Synonym(s): weigh

Hypernym(s): count, matter, weigh




6. press - verb

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

Hypernym(s): flatten, flatten_out




7. press - verb

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

Synonym(s): compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract

Hypernym(s): tighten




8. press - verb

· crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"

Hypernym(s): mass




9. press - verb

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

Hypernym(s): make, create




10. press - verb

· be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"

Hypernym(s): be




11. press - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): crusade, fight, campaign, push, agitate

Hypernym(s): advertise, advertize, promote, push




12. press - verb

· press from a plastic; "press a record"

Synonym(s): press_out

Hypernym(s): cast, mold, mould




13. press - verb

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

Synonym(s): push

Hypernym(s): push, force




14. press - verb

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

Synonym(s): iron, iron_out

Hypernym(s): press




15. press - verb

· lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"

Synonym(s): weight-lift, weightlift

Hypernym(s): exercise, work_out




16. press - verb

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

Synonym(s): bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, conjure

Hypernym(s): plead




17. pressing - adjective

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

Synonym(s): urgent





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