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Pronunciation: /pres/

Translation of press in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (newspapers, journalists) prensa (feminine) 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 noun/delante del nombre) [box/gallery] de (la) prensa press clipping o (British English/inglés británico) cutting recorte (masculine) de prensa press corps prensa (feminine) acreditada press coverage cobertura (feminine) periodística press pass pase (masculine) de prensa press photographer reportero gráfico, (masculine, feminine) press report informe (masculine) de prensa press room (for printing) sala (feminine) de impresión (for journalists) sala (feminine) de prensa
    Example sentences
    • ‘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 countable/numerable
    (printing press)
    2.1 prensa (feminine), imprenta (feminine) 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 (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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 countable/numerable 3.1 (for pressing grapes, flowers, machine parts) prensa (feminine); (for pressing trousers) prensa (feminine) plancha-pantalones 3.2 (for racket) tensor (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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 (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) planchar algo, pasarle la plancha a algo
  • 5 uncountable/no numerable (crush) agolpamiento (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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 countable/numerable (large cupboard) armario (masculine), ropero (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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
  • 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 2.3 [disk/album] imprimir* 2.4 [clothes] planchar
  • 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 + infinitive/infinitivo 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

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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 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

Phrasal verbs

press ahead

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
to press ahead (with sth) seguir* adelante (con algo)

press forward

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

press home

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[advantage] aprovechar

press on

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
to press on (with sth) seguir* adelante (con algo)

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