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French press Syllabification: French press

Definition of French press in English:


1( trademark in the UK) A coffee pot containing a plunger made of fine mesh with which the grounds are pushed to the bottom when the coffee is ready to be poured: the coffee here comes in a French press
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  • If you like herbal tea, an infusion of peppermint with sassafras and licorice, served in a French press, is inspiring.
  • Gradually the French Press (as it is also known in the US) made its way into our houses.
  • I feed her, take her outside and make some coffee in the French press.
2An exercise designed to strengthen the triceps muscle, performed by lying face up and lifting and lowering a barbell by straightening and bending the arms: only one major muscle is involved in the French press
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  • "Rest just so long as it takes for your breathing to become normal and then go right onto the lying french press and then back again to the cheating curl and so on until your sets have been completed."
  • Then do four sets of 8-10 reps of the lying french press, triceps pressdown and seated or standing french press.
  • This is best accomplished using conventional exercises: barbell and dumbbell curls for biceps; and dips, french presses, press-downs and kickbacks for triceps.

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