ADJ. foreign, international, local, national, provincial | gutter, popular, quality, tabloid | financial, music | free A free press is fundamental to democracy.
PRESS + NOUN release, statement He issued a press statement insisting on his innocence. | coverage, report extensive press coverage of the event | cuttings He kept a scrapbook containing press cuttings of his concerts. | officer | photographer | agency | ad, advertisement | campaign | freedom
PREP. in the ~ There was no mention of the incident in the national press.
PHRASES get/have a good/bad, etc. press His latest novel didn't get a very good press (= was not praised in the media).
2 machine for printing
VERB + PRESS go to The newspaper goes to press at 6 o'clock.
PRESS + VERB roll The presses are already rolling.
PREP. in ~ Their new book is in press.
PHRASES hot off the press We've just received a copy of her latest book, hot off the press.
1 push sth firmly
ADV. firmly, hard She pressed down hard on the gas pedal. | gently, lightly | close/closely He pressed up closer against the wall, terrified of being seen. | back, down, forward, together, up The crowd pressed forward. She pressed her lips together.
PREP. against She pressed her face against the window. | into Bella pressed her face into the pillow. | on She pressed on the doorbell. | to He pressed a finger gently to her lips.
PHRASES press sth flat/open/shut He pressed the lid firmly shut.
2 try to persuade sb
ADV. strongly In the interview he strongly pressed his point of view. | consistently, continually, repeatedly | further | successfully
VERB + PRESS continue to
PREP. for The party will continue to press the case for a new electoral system. | on I did not press him further on the issue.
3 iron sth
PHRASES immaculately/neatly pressed his immaculately pressed suit PHRASAL VERBS press on
ADV. blindly | boldly
PREP. with They pressed boldly on with their plan.
PHRASES press on regardless The weather was dreadful but we pressed on regardless.