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English definition of “press”

press

noun (PUSH)    /pres/
[C usually singular] a firm push against something using the fingers : To start the machine , just give this button a press.Squeezing and grinding [S] the act of making cloth smooth with an iron : Can you give this shirt a quick press?Making things more or less smooth or straight [C] a piece of equipment that is used to put weight on something in order to crush it, remove liquid from it or to make it flat : a garlic / trouser / wine pressWines and winemaking
(Definition of press noun (PUSH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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