There are 2 translations of press in Spanish:

press1

Pronunciation: /pres/

n

  • 1 u 1.1 (newspapers, journalists) prensa (f) the press la prensa the freedom of the press la libertad de prensa the daily/specialist press la prensa diaria/especializada she agreed to meet the press aceptó recibir a la prensa or a los periodistas (before n) [box/gallery] de (la) prensa press agency (BrE) agencia (f) de prensa press agent encargado, -da (m,f) de prensa press briefing rueda (f) or conferencia (f) de prensa press card pase (m) de periodista press clipping o (BrE) cutting recorte (m) de prensa press corps prensa (f) acreditada press coverage cobertura (f) periodística press office oficina (f) de prensa press officer agente (mf) de prensa press pass pase (m) de prensa press photographer reportero gráfico, reportera gráfica (m,f) press release comunicado (m) de prensa press report informe (m) de prensa press room (for printing) sala (f) de impresión (for journalists) sala (f) de prensa press run (AmE) tirada (f) press secretary secretario, -ria (m,f) de prensa
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    • ‘I know, as a journalist, that the press need something to hang an event on,’ he said.
    • Senior MPs know they can leak with impunity to journalists because the press isn't going to bite the hand that feeds it.
    • The firm's management refused to talk to the press, and journalists were kept away by security guards.
    1.2 (treatment by newspapers) to get a good/bad press tener* buena/mala prensa, tener* buena/mala acogida por parte de la prensa
  • 2 c
    (printing press)
    2.1 prensa (f), imprenta (f) to go to press entrar en prensa at the time of going to press al cierre de la edición hot off the press(es) recién salido de la imprenta 2.2 (publishing house) editorial (f)
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    • Seazoom is the third book published by local press Passwords Enterprises, headed by poet Vivian Hansen.
    • University presses have published books and subsequently left the archiving to printers.
    • Two books published by university presses demonstrate just how enriching the change can be.
  • 3 c 3.1 (for pressing — grapes, flowers, machine parts) prensa (f); (— trousers) prensa (f) plancha-pantalones 3.2 (for racket) tensor (m)
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    • Whole clusters go into a press in which the juice is extracted and pumped into a big stainless steel tank.
    • Served on excellent baguettes and flattened in a sandwich press, a hoggie is a Mexican torta with an identity crisis.
    • One of the first applications of the screw was in presses for the extraction of oil from olives and juice from grapes.
  • 4 4.1 (on button) at the press of a button apretando un botón 4.2 (with iron) to give sth a press (esp BrE) planchar algo, pasarle la plancha a algo
  • 5 u (crush) agolpamiento (m)
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    • No fiddling around with headrests and seatbelts: just a single press of a button and one side went flat, making ample room for three bikes.
    • It gives the reader a wide choice of material at the press of a button.
    • How can I add my rather long e-mail address with just a single press of a key?
  • 6 c (large cupboard) armario (m), ropero (m)
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    • The fitted kitchen/breakfast room features a number of built-in presses, worktops and cupboards and plenty of food preparation space.
    • The room features an open fireplace with a cream tiled surround and inset, and there is a fitted corner cupboard with display presses.
    • Wardrobes or linen presses can serve in a kitchen as a larder or anything you fancy.

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There are 2 translations of press in Spanish:

press2

vt

  • 1 (push) [button/doorbell] apretar*, pulsar; [pedal/footbrake] pisar to press the trigger apretar* el gatillo the children pressed their noses against the window los niños tenían la nariz apretada contra la ventana we were pressed up against the wall by the crowd el gentío nos apretujó contra la pared
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    • Mel took that opportunity to rest her hands on his shoulder and press herself against him.
    • Put on the top half of the bread, press gently and eat immediately with a bottle of very cold beer.
    • The steam was still rising from it as the restaurant staff pressed a plastic lid onto the container.
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    • But the lift came to a halt midway, forcing those inside to press the help button and ask for assistance.
    • No fiddling with keys on dark, damp mornings and you're off the drive far quicker after pressing the brake pedal and pushing the start button.
    • But here no one ever presses the accelerator pedal: the pace is slow and ultra easy in this corner of very French soil on the coast of South West Brittany.
  • 2 2.1 (squeeze) apretar* she pressed my hand/arm me apretó la mano/el brazo she pressed the child to her estrechó al niño contra su pecho 2.2 (in press) [grapes/olives/flowers] prensar
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    • In this book she has placed all the seasons like a leaf or a flower pressed between each page.
    • Collect nice whole leaves and press them between two clean sheets of paper in a large book like a phone book or dictionary.
    • Everyone knows pressed flowers arranged and glued onto paper can make a delightful composition.
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    • Every morning we had our freshly pressed orange juice from the farm's orchard.
    • The two to three edible nuts of the seed are eaten raw or roasted; from these, a stable oil is pressed for use in cosmetic creams and as a meat preservative.
    • ‘Cold Pressed’ is simply a technique used in pressing the oil out of the olives.
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    • In the winery, the frozen grapes are gently pressed and the sweet juice, rich in sugar, high in acidity and bursting with flavour, is run off and fermented.
    • The fruits are pressed in communal oil presses and, more often than not, transported by horse-drawn cart.
    • Considered a fruit, olives were eaten whole as food and pressed to make oil for cooking and medicinal uses.
    2.3 [disk/album] imprimir*
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    • Yeah, they are standing on their own two feet, pressing their own records and CDs.
    • These were then used to shape the matrixes from which the records were pressed.
    2.4 [clothes] planchar
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    • This is the man who represents the epitome of style in his immaculately pressed shirts, tirelessly shined shoes and tailored business attire.
    • Wool should be pressed with steam and a moderate temperature.
    • Serged or double-stitched seams should be pressed toward the garment back whenever possible.
  • 3 3.1 (put pressure on) I must press you on this point debo insistirle sobre este punto when pressed, she admitted it cuando la presionaron, lo admitió they're being pressed by creditors los están acosando los acreedores if pressed, I'd opt for the second plan si tuviera que escoger, me inclinaría por el segundo planto press sb for sth/to + inf I pressed him for an answer insistí en que me diera una respuesta, exigí que me diera una respuesta they pressed him to change his policy ejercieron presión sobre él para que cambiara de política he pressed us to stay for dinner insistió en que nos quedáramos a cenar 3.2 (pursue) she pressed her case vigorously insistió con vehemencia en sus argumentos they went on strike to press their demands fueron a la huelga en apoyo de sus reivindicaciones to press charges against sb presentar or formular cargos en contra de algn I didn't press the point no insistí más

vi

  • 1 1.1 (exert pressure) press once for service llame una vez para que lo atiendan position tile and press firmly coloque el azulejo y presione or apriete con fuerza to press (down) on sth apretar* algo, hacer* presión sobre algo 1.2 (crowd, push) [people] apretujarse, apiñarse he pressed through the crowd se abrió paso entre la multitud
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    • Despite landing a fine upper cut as the champion presses forward, it is clear that the Las Vegas-based fighter has no answer to the poise and power of the home favourite.
    • Grunting in acknowledgement, too winded to speak, Alex pressed forward.
    • At last convinced that Sir William was still alive, she set out for Waterloo, her carriage pressing forward slowly through the crowds heading in the opposite direction.
    1.3 (iron) this suit presses easily este traje es fácil de planchar
  • 2 (urge, pressurize) presionar he kept pressing until I agreed siguió presionando or insistiendo hasta que accedíto press for sth they've been pressing for an inquiry han estado presionando para que se haga una investigación time presses o is pressing el tiempo apremia the problem is beginning to press el problema empieza a ser acuciante
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    • Coun Kevin Lancaster said the council should press the Environment Agency to carry out the work after 2006.
    • Mr Pearson was by then pressing quite hard for exchange of contracts.
    • When pressed for specifics on the protest, Phelps hung up, saying he was too busy to talk.

Phrasal verbs

press ahead

v + adv
to press ahead (with sth) seguir* adelante (con algo)

press forward

v + adv
1.1 (move forward) [crowd/person] avanzar* empujando hacia adelante 1.2 (continue) to press forward with sth seguir* adelante con algo

press home

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[advantage] aprovechar

press on

v + adv
to press on (with sth) seguir* adelante (con algo)

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Word of the day rigor
m
rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.