If you say that you are pressed for time or pressed for money, you mean that you do not have enough time or money at the moment. Are you pressed for time, Mr Bayliss? If not, I suggest we have lunch. see also hard-pressed. be pressed for time/money etc to not have enough time, money etc
So as neither of them were particularly pressed for time, as it happened, and the temperature refreshing since it cleared up after the recent visitation of Jupiter Pluvius, they dandered along past by where the empty vehicle was waiting without a fare or a jarvey.
If we read but a very little, we naturally want to press it all; if we read a great deal, we are willing not to press the whole of what we read, and we learn what ought to be pressed and what not. (M. Arnold, Literature and Dogma, Pref.).
facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty; "the troubled car industry"; "distressed companies need loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were hard put to meet the mortgage paymentng"; "it was apparent that the magazine was in trouble"; "found themselves in a bad way financially"
To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd
If someone or something gets a bad press, they are criticized, especially in the newspapers, on television, or on radio. If they get a good press, they are praised. the bad press that career women consistently get in this country
Newspapers are referred to as the press. Today the British press is full of articles on India's new prime minister Press reports revealed that ozone levels in the upper atmosphere fell during the past month
If you press fruits or vegetables, you squeeze them or crush them, usually in order to extract the juice. The grapes are hand-picked and pressed I pressed the juice of half a lemon into a glass of water. 1 clove fresh garlic, pressed or diced
If you press something or press down on it, you push hard against it with your foot or hand. The engine stalled. He pressed the accelerator hard She stood up and leaned forward with her hands pressing down on the desk
Equipment used to separate the juice or wine from skins and seeds The basket press, employed for over five centuries is the oldest known press and is still used The modern pneumatic and vacum presses allow for the gentler handling of the fruit
the basic "man to man" defense that is the most commonly used strategy The idea is to guard each offensive player tightly without fouling Defenders should always position themselves between their goal and the player they are guarding
A mechanically powered machine that shears, punches, forms or assembles metal or other material by means of cutting, shaping, or combination dies attached to slides A press consists of a stationary bed or anvil, and a slide (or slides) having a controlled reciprocating motion toward and away from the bed surface, the slide being guided in a definite path by the frame of the press
If you press someone, you try hard to persuade them to do something. Trade unions are pressing him to stand firm Mr King seems certain to be pressed for further details She smiles coyly when pressed about her private life
An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses
the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button" a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids a machine used for printing clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines newspaper writers and photographers place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers" exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot" make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" press from a plastic; "press a record" create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay" crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street" be urgent; "This is a pressing problem
If you press for something, you try hard to persuade someone to give it to you or to agree to it. Police might now press for changes in the law They had pressed for their children to be taught French. = push
The most commonly used strategy is the basic "man to man" defence The idea is to tightly mark each offensive player without fouling Defenders should always position themselves between their goal and the player they are guarding Each pass should be pressured Defenders guarding players without the ball should favour the passing lane side to frustrate a reception
Using an iron to flatten and smooth fabric, seams, or blocks by pressing and lifting the iron from the fabric(s), to avoid moving the iron back and forth on the fabric, which can create stretch and distortion
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids a machine used for printing clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines newspaper writers and photographers place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse
If you press a button or switch, you push it with your finger in order to make a machine or device work. Drago pressed a button and the door closed Press is also a noun. a TV which rises from a table at the press of a button
exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
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