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English definition of “press”

press

verb [I/T] (PUSH)   /pres/
to push firmly against something that is fixed in position: [T] I pressed the volume button on the remote. [I always + adv/prep] The crowd pressed up against the doors. [I always + adv/prep] He pressed down hard on the accelerator, and the car shot ahead. When you press clothes, you use an iron (= a heavy device with a flat base) to make them smooth.
(Definition of press verb (PUSH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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