Translation of "press" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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press verb (PUSH)

B1 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to push something firmly, often without causing it to move permanently further away from you

Press the button to start the machine. 按下按钮,启动机器。
He pressed his face against the window. 他把脸贴在窗户上。
Can you press a little harder on my shoulders, please? 你按压我的肩膀时能再用力一点吗?
The crowd pressed against the locked doors trying to get into the building. 人群推挤着上锁的门想进到楼里去。
Press down firmly on the lever. 用力向下压杠杆。

[ T ] to make clothes smooth by ironing them

I'll just press these trousers. 我正要把这些裤子熨平。

[ T ] to put a weight on fruit in order to remove the juice

to press grapes 榨葡萄汁

[ T ] to make a CD, DVD, etc.

Over 3,000 copies of the CD were pressed and sent out to college radio stations. 录制了超过3000张激光唱片并送到各个大学的广播站。

[ T ] to make something flat and firm by putting it under something heavy

The children pressed some flowers. 孩子们把一些花压平了。
pressed turkey breast 压紧的火鸡胸脯肉

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press verb (PERSUADE)

C2 [ T ] to try hard to persuade someone to do something

[ + obj + to infinitive ] The committee pressed him to reveal more information. 委员会敦促他透露更多信息。
He's pressing me for an answer. 他逼着我作出答复。
Can I press you further on (= persuade you to say more about) this issue? 我能否要求你对这件事作进一步说明?
press charges

C2 to complain officially about someone in a law court

The family have decided not to press charges against him. 这家人决定不对他提出诉讼。
press a case/claim

to continue to try to make people accept your demands

Once again he tried to press his case for promotion. 他又一次竭力要求晋升。


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press noun (NEWSPAPERS)

the press [ S, + sing/pl verb ]

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B2 newspapers and magazines, and those parts of television and radio that broadcast news, or reporters and photographers who work for them

The incident has been widely reported in the press. 报刊广泛报道了此事。
press reports/coverage 媒体报道
press reporters/photographers 新闻记者/摄影师
the local/national press 地方性/全国性报刊
The charity invited the press (= reporters and photographers) to a presentation of its plans for the future. 这家慈善机构邀请新闻界参加其未来计划的介绍会。
The press was out in force at the awards ceremony. 记者倾巢出动去采访颁奖仪式。
Freedom of the press (= the right of newspapers to publish news and opinions without being controlled by the government) must be upheld. 新闻自由必须得到捍卫。

C1 [ S or U ] the judgment that is given of someone or something in the newspapers or on radio or television

What kind of press did his play get? 报刊对他的剧本评论如何?
UK The play has had a good/bad press. 媒体对这部戏的评论很好/不好。
US The play has had good/bad press. 媒体对这部戏的评论很好/不好。

press noun (BOOKS)

[ C ] a business that prints and produces books and similar things

Cambridge University Press 剑桥大学出版社

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  • Edinburgh University Press
  • published by Manchester University Press


[ C ] a machine that is used for printing

a printing press 印刷机
go to press

to start to be printed

The newspaper will go to press at midnight. 报纸将在午夜付印。

press noun (PUSH)

[ C usually singular ] a firm push against something using the fingers

To start the machine, just give this button a press. 要启动机器,单击这个按钮就可以了。

[ S ] the act of making cloth smooth with an iron

Can you give this shirt a quick press? 你能快速熨一下这件衬衫吗?

[ 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 press 压蒜器/烫裤机/葡萄酒压榨机

(Translation of “press” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)