English definition of “press”
PUSH [I, T] › to push something firmly: Press the button to start the machine. Can you press a bit harder on my shoulders, please? He pressed his face against the window.
PERSUADE [T] › to try hard to persuade someone to do something: [+ to do sth] The committee pressed him to reveal more information. We pressed him for an answer but he refused.
press charges › to complain officially about someone in a court of law: The family decided not to press charges against him.
MAKE SMOOTH [T] › to make clothes smooth by ironing them: I need to press these trousers.
MAKE FLAT [T] › to make something flat by putting something heavy on it for a long time: to press fruit/flowers
press a case/claim › to try to make people accept your demands