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Part of speech: Verb

To bear heavily down upon; squeeze or crush strongly; hug or embrace; urge; compel; crowd upon; to force to hurry; make smooth, as cloth, etc.; formerly, to force for service into the navy.

Part of speech: Verb

To bear heavily; move forward with steady force; as, to press on one's way; collect in throngs; crowd; to be urgent or insistent; as, time presses.

Part of speech: Noun

An instrument or machine for condensing, crushing, etc.; a printing machine; newspaper and magazine literature; as, the power of the press; a crowd; a throng; act of crowding forward; pressure; urgency of affairs; a closet with shelves.

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