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Definition 1: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pressing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the button a press
  • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
  • at the pressing of a button

Synonyms for pressing in the sense of this definition

(pressing is a kind of ...) the act of applying force in order to move something away

"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

(... is a kind of pressing ) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another

"he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"

(... is a kind of pressing ) applying pressure

Definition 2: a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press - [noun denoting artifact]

(pressing is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

Definition 3: compelling immediate action - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pressing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too pressing to permit of longer delay
  • the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'
  • bridges in urgent need of repair

Synonyms for pressing in the sense of this definition

(pressing is similar to ...) requiring attention or action

"as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative" "requests that grew more and more imperative"

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