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press

noun
 
 
/pres/
the press B2 newspapers and magazines, or the people who write them: the local/national press press reports Media in generalThe press and news reporting
good/bad press praise or criticism from newspapers, magazines, television, etc: She's had a lot of bad press recently.Media in generalThe press and news reporting
BUSINESS [C] a business that prints and sells books: Cambridge University PressPrinting and word processing
PRINT [C] ( also printing press) a machine used to print books, newspapers, and magazinesPrinting and word processing
MAKE FLAT [no plural] the use of an iron (= a piece of electrical equipment used for making clothes flat and smooth): Can you give these trousers a press?Cleaning clothes
(Definition of press noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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