Meaning of PRESS in English

PRESS

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a media/press campaign

The government spent thousands of pounds on a media campaign.

a pressing problem (= one that needs to be dealt with very soon )

Lack of clean drinking water is the most pressing problem facing the refugees.

a pressing/crying need (= a very urgent need )

There’s a crying need for more doctors and nurses.

free press

For the first time in its history, the country has a free press .

full-court press

The DEA and the Justice Department put a full-court press on the drug barons.

garlic press

held...press conference

The Green Party held a press conference the next day.

media/press coverage (= on television, in newpapers etc )

The case has received wide press coverage.

newspaper/press clippings

old press clippings about movie stars

permanent press

press a switch

He pressed a switch on the wall and the door opened.

press agency

press agent

press baron

press barons

conservative press barons like Beaverbrook

press box

press conference

The Green Party held a press conference the next day.

press corps

the White House press corps

press cutting

press gallery

press office

press release

press secretary

press/bring charges (= make someone be brought to court for a crime )

Sometimes the victim of an assault does not want to press charges.

press/media speculation

She appealed for an end to press speculation about her marriage.

press/newspaper cuttings

Margot sent him some press cuttings about the wedding.

printing press

stop press

the freedom of the press (= the right of newspapers to publish what they like, free from political control )

The freedom of the press is written into the country's constitution.

trouser press

vanity press

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

Murders get a lot of bad press , so you don't publish the numbers.

I think this is one of those projects that certainly got its share of bad press .

Interwar Socialist Realism Socialist realism has a bad press in the West.

We had bad press , we had a lawsuit.

Free-electron lasers on the whole have had a rather bad press .

Predictably, the law practice has caused Brown to be dogged by bad press .

But gossip hasn't always had such bad press .

Now I know Utopianism has recently had a bad press .

foreign

Nor is it usual for the foreign press to first travel and then write the story.

Reuters deal with financial material generally and the foreign press .

They were remarkably adroit in their cultivation of the foreign press .

For the foreign press , the disaster that remained of greatest interest was the one originating in Fujian.

Therefore, Hollywood woos the foreign press a bit more stridently.

free

Such a legacy was hardly encouraging as far as the setting up of a free , unfettered press after independence was concerned.

For without an informed and free press there can not be an enlightened people.

A truly free press is a press which irritates and infuriates along the way.

We think he should, on free press grounds and more.

A free press burst out of the shadows within a few months of the collapse of the Suharto regime.

Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.

All those who believe that a free press is a prerequisite of a democracy have cause for concern here.

local

Often the local press are looking more for a photo opportunity than a story.

The local press wants to hear all about the great victory.

Details of activities and entertainments going on in the town can be obtained from the entertainments page in the local press .

Again the politicians balked at the cost of buying the land, and the local press echoed their opinion.

If so, then this will be advised in the local press .

The local press came in curious gaggles, and the students eased shyly into their new incarnations as media darlings.

If relevant let local press and media know what you are running.

Previously Venturous had been a noteworthy arrival to be written up in the local press .

national

As Table 6.1 shows, the national press kept a remarkably steady share, in the region of 16 - 19 percent.

It was the kind of scenario that, eventually, inevitably, would draw the national press like bees to honey.

I have followed in the national press with great interest my hon. Friend's borough's activities.

Of course the national press knew this was the most transparent manner of dry-humping.

War was declared, and his real name was later revealed by the national press: Herr Ribbentrop.

After the national press rushed into Arkansas like Matthew Brady to record this conflict, Roberts backed away from his angry declarations.

The national press can see him any time.

popular

The focus of media coverage in the popular press is implicitly working towards this chimera.

The popular penny press displaced the small circulation partisan press as the model of the daily newspaper.

The popular daily press in the Edwardian years began to give quite a prominent place to sport.

The public can be forgiven for finding the concept perplexing, since the popular press uses the terms multimedia and cross-media interchangeably.

They are being tackled head-on both in the popular press and Communist Party theoretical journals.

Some on the edge of pioneering new work styles have been featured in breathy articles for the popular business press .

In the Fox case many people connected with the convicted man were hauled on to the national stage by the popular press .

Do not believe everything you read in the popular scientific 84 press , Watson!

tabloid

The influence of the tabloid press was particularly strong on the uncommitted.

Satellite television stations under the control of press barons and modelled on the tabloid press may make inaction even more indefensible.

Much of the bad publicity came directly from the philistinism of the tabloid press .

Younger voters tended towards the tabloid press and Radios 1 and 2.

The tabloid press tries hard to make a Home Secretary's life a misery.

Kinnock complains of the alleged power of the Tory tabloid press , but he has powers on his side too.

As that happens so the tabloid press get interested in the game.

Her views on capital punishment, immigration, and the trade unions resemble those of the right-wing tabloid press .

■ NOUN

agent

The press agent succeeded by having Rockefeller give money to charity.

This guy must have had a press agent .

She preferred eating there, and she was reading the latest stack of clippings her press agent had sent her.

Because officials are so anxious to get good press , there is often tremendous pressure on the government press agent .

The difference between a bandit and a patriot is a good press agent .

With government press agents operating under this kind of pressure, Washington reporters find stories easy to get.

They tried it on a male movie star in Hollywood and he told his right salary and his press agent quit him.

baron

Satellite television stations under the control of press barons and modelled on the tabloid press may make inaction even more indefensible.

The four richest on paper are revealed as two press barons and two grocers.

A press baron is an immensely powerful figure.

In adopting this crusade, the press barons were also directly challenging Baldwin's leadership of the Government and of the party.

box

The young Sri Lankan scorer in the press box awarded it to Manuel.

My duty was to run statistical information and other paperwork from trackside up to the press box .

Armed guards stood on the stairs to the press box .

Awnings on top of the press box were damaged.

In the press box , the sports reporters are already writing her into their leads.

It is aimed at him from the darkened press box .

conference

Its cameras followed the candidates around on the campaign, showing unabridged speeches, press conferences , walkabouts.

Back in the United States the reaction to the press conference ranged from disbelief to outrage.

At the postgame press conference he brought his glove, sat it on the table in front of him and commenced fidgeting.

After Clarke was sentenced, Jonathan's family held a press conference , begging others to stay away from drugs.

A Treasury spokesman said there was no need to hold a press conference with every rate change.

This morning Swindon Police called a press conference to announce an important new development in the case.

He has a press conference downtown.

corps

The invited press corps kept its distance from Holden, leaving him in peace to concentrate on his performance.

Remember when she invited the press corps in to sample her favorite cookie recipe?

The press corps weren't at all what Kate had expected.

It made it that much harder for the Washington press corps to drop in and snoop.

The important visitors filed in after them, and then the members of the press corps .

But they were no ordinary members of the Washington press corps .

I was travelling with President Carter's press corps in 1980.

The spokesman returned in a state of even greater perplexity to confront the television cameras and assembled press corps .

coverage

He had the potential for massive press coverage .

Sales were further boosted by press coverage of carbon monoxide poisonings, including the 1994 death of tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis.

The press coverage I received during the production was phenomenal, thanks entirely to you.

Following a burst of publicity for Forbes, Dole has continued to receive negative press coverage .

The Wedding Present probably benefited from their demise, mainly in terms of press coverage .

And in return, legislators depend heavily on the mainstream media for their large-scale financial contributions and favorable press coverage .

Its activities, perhaps naturally enough, received press coverage out of all proportion to the rest of the war.

After massive press coverage , Attorney General Robert Kennedy asked the state to give the riders protection.

freedom

If the law threatened press freedom , it was for Parliament, not the courts, to change it.

Suppression of press freedom has not happened.

There is to be greater press freedom .

He also announced liberal reforms including greater press freedom and the abolition of laws governing subversion.

Labour politicians have spent most of their working lives promising to protect press freedom .

gutter

Finally, could you leave the insults to the gutter press please?

Without doubt the gutter press whirlwind contained no substance whatsoever.

house

Y., appeared in the White House press room with her grandson Adam, who was abducted when he was 3.

music

And in 1992, having been mere space-fillers in the music press , the Levellers had a top 20 single.

However, U2 will have sorely disappointed fans who rely on the music press as their solo source of information.

But still this new music was far from established as a credible art form in the pages of the music press .

Letters stuffed full of anti-Smiths sentiment flooded into the music press offices.

I don't remember getting into any particularly heavy conversations, but that is symptomatic of the music press .

It got a lot of airplay from John Peel, and was written up extensively by the music press .

Most of the deal was carried out in New York and this contributed to an air of confusion in the music press .

Also, send your record to journalists on all of the popular music press and phone them as well.

office

A spokeswoman for President-elect Bush, said his press office was on holiday and had no immediate comment.

Calls to the Pentagon press office were unanswered last night.

For a time, the Northern Ireland army press office denied that such a force existed.

She referred Bernstein to the press office .

Letters stuffed full of anti-Smiths sentiment flooded into the music press offices .

But McGee said the plan was dropped after his clients learned the press office for Gov.

The chancery was a public relations office , a press office and a private office all in one.

So I tried again, talking with Microwriter's press office .

officer

Skoda's press officer is one Milan Smutny, whose family name means sad.

Government press officer Jakubowska denied the coalition is seeking a new prime minister.

The London Implementation Group has a full time press officer working alongside colleagues in the Thames regions.

To keep everyone happy press officer David Begg, from Glasgow, recorded immediate reactions.

When I queried this I learned that Microwriter no longer employed a press officer .

There were no engineers or sponsors or press officers or masseurs.

A press officer should try and gain exposure for your record through the media.

Soon she was recognised by the group as their specialist on facts and figures and formal press officer .

printing

There has suddenly appeared a multitude of banners and pamphlets from these printing presses of the trees.

The documents travel from printing press to wastepaper basket in one uninterrupted motion.

Last, but not least, workers have fretted about being displaced by machines ever since the invention of the printing press .

Pupils learn about how a printing press works.

The Communist Party and various affiliates control nearly all Soviet printing presses and broadcasting stations.

Sheet fed a printing press which prints single sheets of paper, not reels.

By Saturday new plates had been made and the printing presses re-set.

Ivan's son Djuradj is honoured as the first man to introduce a printing press into the Balkans.

release

Reiterate the arguments in your press release calmly but firmly.

Companies should arrive at each stop armed with press releases and cameras to record local functions.

News of the professor's departure was a single sentence at the bottom of a footnote in a holiday-period ministry press release .

Then it canceled the mill anyway and issued a press release blaming the workers.

Sentences in press releases should be kept short.

The press release provided a positive appraisal of the government's economic reform programme.

His descriptions of everything from lures to reels to fish finders read like they are straight out of a company press release .

report

As he gazed at the press reports of Woolton's endorsement, he felt invulnerable, almost home.

Those who fall deeply into personal debt become vulnerable to unflattering press reports .

Mr. Powell I was not referring to a press report of the Robert George case.

Unidentified male caller employed hotline number morning of press reports .

Periodically there are press reports of otherwise healthy individuals who need no sleep at all.

Contrary to many press reports , however, there was only one, unified, commencement.

Local press reports quoted the Minister of State for Defence, Maj.-Gen.

That is, the press reports were exploring the boundary of legitimate behaviour by women.

secretary

Jim Heath, press secretary for Hayworth, declined to comment.

John Buckley, once a Kemp press secretary , is director of communications for the Dole campaign.

time

An official statement the companies were hammering out also at press time was unlikely to clarify that point.

Further details were unavailable at press time .

At press time , it was said to be still finalising international agreements.

Event information is accurate as of press time .

The bad news is he weighs just under 30 stone at press time , down fourteen stone from his previous weight.

Representatives for Federated Department Stores could not be reached for comment at press time .

Motorola did not return calls by press time .

As of press time , no decision had been made.

trouser

There is a trouser press in every manservant's room.

All rooms have central heating, direct dial telephone, television, tea making facilities, hairdryers, trouser press , etc.

■ VERB

appear

For the past two years his photograph has regularly appeared in the Corsican press .

They asked about the tombstone, the public announcement that would appear in the financial press at the end of the deal.

Though both had appeared in the press and are very slight pamphlets, they rank as first editions in book form.

During that visit an extract from Volkogonov's forthcoming book on Stalin had appeared in the press and caused a stir.

Every case appearing in the national press is likely to appear in some local newspaper.

leak

And of course she leaked that to the press .

When this leaked to the press , it generated an uproar.

The cartoons caused outrage when they were leaked to the press last week.

Her plan came to light after it was leaked to the press .

His name had been leaked inadvertently in a press interview which I had given and some one had traced his whereabouts.

When the story was leaked to the press , all hell broke loose.

If something is leaked to the press , the bigmouth will be tracked down and punished.

So the material was leaked to the press .

tell

The Solicitor-General I do tell that to the press .

I told the press as much in a brief on-camera interview at Keflavlk.

Answering questions, I told the press the situation as I saw it.

But Annan told his press club audience that he opposes such credits.

In the early 1970s it became the practice to tell the press what had happened and whether any votes were taken.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be hard put/pressed/pushed to do sth

Aunt Edie was in such a rage about it that she was hard put to contain herself.

Governments will then be hard put to get it on to their national statute books by mid-1993.

I can assure you that any busybody would be hard put to it to prove maltreatment!

Leinster will be hard pushed to keep the score within the respectable margins of defeat set by their predecessors.

Once an apology is given, the defendant will be hard put to contest liability later.

The slave's side ... and even Miss Phoebe would be hard put to understand.

With his height and features, he was hard put to pass as a native.

You will be hard pressed to choose a single main course because so many are mouth-watering.

be hot off the press

People were queuing up for the new Harry Potter book to arrive - hot off the press.

be pressed for time/money etc

press/push (all) the right buttons

He pushed all the right buttons .

These are words which are all designed to press the right buttons among women voters.

press/push sb's buttons

press/push the panic button

And why have governments in the region not pressed the panic button?

Derby County chairman Brian Fearn has refused to push the panic button after Tranmere's 2-1 win.

put/press/push the pedal to the metal

By the second half of the game, the Tigers had really started to put the pedal to the metal.

Later, Brooks' brother alleged that racism helped put the pedal to the metal.

quality newspapers/press etc

According to Hirsch and Gordon, the quality press focuses on those issues which interest and reflect its middle and upper class readership.

In the quality press, first, the 1960s saw a great growth of specialization within public affairs journalism.

Instant wisdom proffered by some commentators in the quality press is that Labour's task is forlorn.

Such calculations are normally done daily and are published in financial and other quality newspapers.

Support for the Alliance was weaker amongst readers of the tabloids than readers of the quality press: all perhaps as expected.

The quality newspapers treated the story in a few paragraphs.

The habit of reading the paper backwards even spread to the quality press.

The same is true of the mid-market press and the quality newspapers.

the gutter press

Finally, could you leave the insults to the gutter press please?

Without doubt the gutter press whirlwind contained no substance whatsoever.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a press photographer

a bench press

a wine press

Making her way through the press of fans and well-wishers, Halliwell got into a taxi.

Put the garlic through a press .

The box opens with the press of a button.

Wesleyan University Press

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At one stage a bleeper went off in the press gallery which woke up one or two slumbering hacks.

Daughter Pat is head of the specialty press operation in the White House media affairs office.

Event information is accurate as of press time.

Jobs weren't easy but eventually he fixed a slot as a night wire man at a Toronto press agency.

Mrs Metz explained that we desired to avoid the route past the press room.

Political awareness was further heightened by the press .

The press was at first unhelpful in either explaining or interpreting the events.

The first press run of the magazine is 300, 000 copies.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

ahead

But the government is unlikely to press ahead with what the Academy has disavowed.

But so is its determination to press ahead irrespective of the results of practical tests of the system.

There is no contradiction between paying tribute to those specialist services in London and pressing ahead with the reforms.

In self-confident mood, Franco pressed ahead with his plans for the Law of Succession.

Your other option is to press ahead with your Night Goblins and release your Fanatics in front of his best unit.

We will press ahead with regular appraisal of teachers to encourage high standards and develop professional skills.

down

He pressed down on the cradle, waited a moment then dialled again.

There were clouds now, bloated and purply black, the sky pressing down hard.

Press the rice into the tin, cover it with foil and press down on all sides until it is compressed.

With no freeboard to counterbalance, the leeward rail pressed down , admitting the flood, and the boy bailed furiously.

Each time pressing down very firmly on the backing sheet, hammer nails into the other two sides.

Spread in a buttered 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking pan. Press down .

John ignored the heat building up under his hands and pressed down with all his weight.

The only sensation was of a heavy weight pressing down on his back.

forward

To return to where you were, keep pressing Forward .

She has to be careful not to trip over these little kids who press forward at her knees, begging for autographs.

Aurangzeb seized the moment and pressed forward .

Jane pressed forward through the crowd to take her place.

Stop him who can! Press forward every gallant man With hatchet, pike and gun!

Checked again and again, they still pressed forward .

The younger man pressed forward , his hands tied behind his back.

But this latest phase has now also emboldened Bush to press forward with his agenda in strong, conservative strokes.

hard

It will be a non-title clash, but if Owens is successful then he will obviously press hard for a title chance.

Alicea will be hard pressed to get the $ 800, 000 he received last year.

The Reds, desperate to open the scoring, fought well and pressed hard , with Hutchison and Marsh testing Cherchesov again.

You will be hard pressed to choose a single main course because so many are mouth-watering.

The new strike partnership of Saunders and substitute Dwight Yorke failed to make an immediate impression as Ipswich pressed hard .

They point to long-term costs that even a thriving enterprise would be hard pressed to minimize or absorb.

The statue was unreasonably heavy, pressing hard against him.

We had pressed hard for these and the Inspector eventually agreed to a series at four different venues.

home

Will its foes use the occasion of Kabila s death to press home their advantage?

For a complete forward search, press Home Home up arrow to reach the first page before pressing F2.

most

In Ban Chon, the most pressing issue among teenagers was drugs.

The first and most pressing demand upon me was the immediate safety of the capital and the government.

But the handheld device might solve the most pressing problem of the internet age: how to get developing countries online.

Congress authorized a loan of five hundred thousand pesos to meet the most pressing expenses of government.

The United States considers strategic weapons negotiations the most pressing issue to be sorted out at the summit.

This approach has tended to reward countries for appropriate political behavior instead of concentrating on the most pressing development needs.

Sometimes the most pressing performance gaps are more obvious than easy.

on

Richie attempted to press on with An Early Bath for Thompson, but he soon nodded off.

He pressed on , thinking big, planning the largest electric furnace in the world.

Judges declined to answer her question, but Ward pressed on , spelling C-I-D-E-R-I-A-L.

He pressed on and on, resting only briefly on a rock outcrop before continuing.

Santa Anna fled to Orizaba while the invaders pressed on tO Puebla, which was occupied on the fifteenth of May.

So go for it, she told herself, and pressed on .

Hugo glanced at his watch, and decided to press on for another half-hour.

■ NOUN

advantage

Will its foes use the occasion of Kabila s death to press home their advantage ?

The firm knew its value to the project and pressed for every advantage it could.

For game 5 one would have expected that Karpov would have wished to press fiercely for an advantage with the white pieces.

bell

As instructed, he got out and pressed a bell in the wall, and after a moment the gates opened.

He pressed the bell and waited, half hoping that it wouldn't ring or no one would come.

She reached for her packet of Soviet-made Marlboros, noticed the full ashtray and pressed a bell on her desk.

I found that out when I'd pressed the bell and no one came.

I must be brave for Perdita's sake, said Daisy through chattering teeth as she pressed the door bell .

Wycliffe pressed a bell push in a door with stained glass panels.

She had managed to press the bell with the end of her whip.

button

Pointing at the object and pressing the right mouse button displays each object's properties.

Simply press the reset button twice and the machine boots up into the diagnostic routine.

Bowman cracked the seal, and pressed the button .

He pressed a button and somewhere high above machinery clunked into life.

What did I do, press a button or something?

About all the exercise you get is pressing the button on your automatic gear change.

Confused and agitated, he pressed the call button .

case

The nationalist presses the case to encompass all the world's people.

If Pat Buchanan has a beef with trade policy, Iowa is a strange place to press his protectionist case .

I am not proposing him for Moderator, but I am pressing his case .

The magistrate Swallow, imperious, yet insightful in the resounding portrayal of bass Louis Lebherz, presses the case for them.

In 1773 the grievance committee ofthe Separate Baptists resolved to press their case .

When the Orange County voters sent him to the Virginia Assembly, he found the forum he needed to press the case .

When you and I were out touring the sticks, young Orville was back in town, pressing his case pretty hard.

charge

The Jana'ata, preoccupied with larger affairs, pressed no charges and released Sandoz to the custody of the Consortium.

Manning said Las Vegas police never recommended a prosecution in the hotel beating because Anderson declined to press charges .

Is there anything I can do to press charges against these men?

Mrs Moon unsuccessfully implored prosecutors not to press charges against her husband.

The assistant chaplain at Long Lartin, in her 40's, has decided not to press charges .

He did not press charges against the police as the lawyer urged him to.

Police say the owner of the boats doesn't want to press charges against whoever was responsible.

There were no arrests, but the attorney general is considering pressing charges against club operators.

claim

Contact your tax office and press your claim .

It has no pressing economic claim on my conscience.

New bodies emerged to represent and press the claims of the more assertive national minorities.

With Jamie Pollock suspended for one match, Proctor could press his claims for a recall to the squad.

Almost certainly some suitors must have continued to press their claims through courtiers and household servants.

face

He pressed his face to the glass.

He pressed his face against the cold metal as the rain started to come down.

She turned and pressed her face against his chest.

She couldn't make that mistake now, not with the moist thick snuffling pressed up against her face .

I pressed my face to the window.

His body ached for her and he would press his face into the lumpy pillow groaning with the hopelessness of his need.

A prickly heat pressed against his face .

flesh

He jabs his finger to slam home his message and he is happy to press flesh and kiss babies.

His fingers pressed into the soft flesh of my arms as he tried to force apart my hands.

She gripped my hand, pressing dirt and flesh into my palm.

Clinton stayed long enough to press the flesh and view several sample issue ads with the donors.

government

They are pressing their government to stop the diving and turn Truk into a war grave.

Congress authorized a loan of five hundred thousand pesos to meet the most pressing expenses of government .

Liberal peer, Lord Avebury, pressed the government last week for further information about the computer.

The Santanistas then retreated to La Griega, being hard pressed by the government troops.

These expectations were nurtured by the adversarial nature of electoral competition and they pressed hard on to government .

A new lobbying group has been formed to press the Government for tougher action on climate change.

The codex secretariat has pressed governments to encourage more consumer groups to attend.

He's the man who spent 11 years pressing the Government to introduce some sort of training for new motorcyclists.

hand

He tugged on the ends of the billowing wig and ran his hands over it, pressing it to his head.

John ignored the heat building up under his hands and pressed down with all his weight.

The red-coated rider had one hand pressed flat on the top of his black hat.

She gripped my hand , pressing dirt and flesh into my palm.

key

For people with trouble controlling their hand movements, special key guards allow them to press only the key they want.

The effects of these keys are cancelled when you press the Enter key.

If you then take the cursor up one line and press the delete key you will have deleted the tab.

Each time that you press the key , the left margin moves to the next tab stop toward the right.

You can prove this by going back to the start of the paragraph and pressing the Backspace key .

You can use this function to wait for a specified time for a key to be pressed .

He hummed the little tones as he pressed each key .

La Beale Isoud sat down and pressed the necessary, keys .

lip

But she pressed her lips tightly together and rode steadily on.

What holds him back from pressing his lips upon those lips with brown lipstick?

She shivered and pressed her lips against his skin.

She rolled over on top of him pressing her lips against his, her tongue teasing, her hand rocking him.

Bob Southwell only pressed his lips together and didn't say anything.

He drew her towards him, in play, and pressed his lips on her lips.

Slowly Ruth ran her hand across his chest and pressed her lips to his flesh once again.

point

Piers didn't say anything, but he didn't press the point with her.

We have become expert in the physiognomy of pleasure, the nodes to press , the points to massage.

I decided not press the point .

To press the point home, each packet carried the World Wildlife Fund logo.

Unfortunately, the newspaper reporter did not press him on the point .

She had refused to disrupt an already smoothly running system and he hadn't pressed the point .

It was not a place for reasoned argument and Alec Davidson did not press his point further.

Deuce did not press the point .

return

You can now move the highlight to the subject that is being queried, press return and view the information.

Highlight the desired file using the arrow keys, then press Return to select 6, the default Look option.

Double clicking has the same effect as pressing the return or enter key.

May I urge him to press for a return to traditional standards of teaching in our primary schools as soon as possible?

service

Bees, flies, birds, lemurs and tree kangaroos are all pressed into service .

The penguin presses the pants into service for a dastardly diamond heist.

Secondly, the Fabians pressed evolutionary theory in service of a collectivist ideal.

Vehicles of various kinds were pressed into service .

Every bit of board and rusty sheet of metal had to be pressed into service .

When Alvin arrived, he was pressed into rapid service of the sort he was learning of necessity to thrive on.

It presses new mutations into service as they arise and is just as ready to make do with what is already around.

Sometimes, complete new pieces of biochemical equipment evolve, but more often workaday genes are pressed into service .

switch

The driver pressed the switch fully down and the beam became of blinding intensity.

This allowed me to select words from a series of menus on the screen by pressing a switch in my hand.

Lily moved away from him and pressed the switch that plunged the room into darkness.

Her fingers pressed the switches and the lights on the ceiling of the incident room flickered into life.

Bienvida pressed the light switch but the bulb was long used-up and no one had replaced it.

The figure pressed a switch on the wall and the bars of the cage disappeared.

In the test the subjects were required to learn to press a given switch out of four available in response to a given light.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Andy pressed the cool glass to his forehead.

As the race started the crowd pressed forward towards the track.

Enough olives had been gathered and pressed to produce 1000 litres of cooking oil.

Friends come to help us gather the crop and press the grapes.

His hands pressed down on both her shoulders.

How much can you press ?

I'm not going to press those shirts for you.

I pressed the brake pedal, but nothing happened.

Kate pressed forward through the crowd to take her place.

She stuffed the papers back in the box and pressed the lid down.

The cookie dough is then pressed into small shapes and baked in a hot oven.

The doctor gently pressed her stomach.

The hand-operated machine presses the grapes to produce a dark liquid.

The security men tried to hold back crowds of reporters pressing round the President's car.

Their tiny faces were pressed against the window.

To get coffee, put your money in the machine and press the green button.

We pressed the flowers between the pages of a book.

Which key do I press to delete it?

Without thinking, he pressed a button on the desktop.

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Bake for about 20 minutes more, until cake is brown and feels firm when gently pressed.

Mattie pressed the automatic device on her dashboard and the garage door eased upwards for the Lincoln to slide smoothly in.

Our fighter group took care of them in short order, however, and we pressed on to launch the attack.

The first and most pressing demand upon me was the immediate safety of the capital and the government.

They can press up their own records and sell them through local shops and radio.

Those shown in the brochure are for guidance only and may have changed since we went to press .

We each attach a bracelet to our wrist then press the palm of our other hand on to the metal pad.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.