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Spanish translation of “press”

press

verb /pres/
to use a pushing motion (against) Press the bell twice! The children pressed close to their mother. to squeeze; to flatten The grapes are pressed to extract the juice. to urge or hurry He pressed her to enter the competition. to insist on The printers are pressing their claim for higher pay. to iron Your trousers need to be pressed. pressing adjective urgent a pressing invitation. press conference noun a meeting in which information is given to journalists The company director will be giving a press conference this afternoon. press cutting noun an article cut out of a newspaper or magazine. be hard pressed to be in difficulties
estar en apuros
He’s hard pressed financially.
be pressed for to be short of
ir mal de, andar escaso de
I must hurry – I’m pressed for time.
press for phrasal verb to try to get; to keep demanding The miners are pressing for higher wages. press forward phrasal verb ( press on) to continue (in spite of difficulties) She pressed on with her work.
(Definition of press from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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