- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Radek Bonk tied it for the Senators in the opening minutes of the third period, and Ottawa pressed hard for the go-ahead goal that suddenly ended up in their own net.
- We were physically drained from the first mission on oxygen, but the Army and Marine troops were relying on our support, so we pressed.
- As we pressed in, we got frequent weather updates from the crew 10 minutes ahead.
- So for one to continue pressing ahead even when the body lacks the energy can be a waste of time.
- When you run into an unknown, continue to press on and try to fill in the gaps.
- At that date Firle was continuing to press ahead with what was in reality its long contemplated refurbishment plan.
- Perform the exercise as you normally would, except press the weight up as fast as you can and release the bar from your hands at the top.
- Make sure your hips stay on the bench as you press the weight, but you can arch your back a little.
- Gunter adjusts the seat so that he can press the weight directly out from mid-pec level.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Not the least important aspect of those developments is the role of minority ethnic communities themselves in pressing their claim for full and effective citizenship.
- The reference to a ‘pipeline’ is, of course, pejorative hyperbole and is not to be pressed.
- Such distinction should not be pressed too far in the exercise of judgment required by the Directive.
- 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.
- This is not a good golf course to start pressing on.
- She pressed an invitation on me and asked if I liked the work shown.
- It should, however, be distinctly understood that I do not accept any responsibility for the scheme, nor do I press its acceptance upon the Council.
- He attempted to overturn the nurture versus nature theory that has had us all pressing dolls on our sons and junior construction kits on our little girls.
- We paused to try out a handful of fair rides, but by now time was pressing and we bribed the children away with the promise of an ice cream.
- He was dumbstruck at the possibility that one individual could finance a project on this scale, but time was pressing and he was willing to listen to any offers.
- There is still a good way to go before a really coherent scheme for presenting Stonehenge to its many visitors is achieved, and time is pressing.
- For one, kids today grow up with a different type of parent - one who is more pressed for time.
- Some schools are so pressed for money, the students don't even have their own textbooks.
- The government-run facility had been pressed for money and had no extra funds to refurbish the busy center.
- The club's rulers had to act, but I suspect the fabled wisdom of King Solomon would be pressed to drag City out of their present slump.
- The blunder follows another problem of a biology exam paper that contained such bad diagrams that pupils were pressed to understand what they were supposed to answer.
- The Berea police were pressed to handle such a large crowd and the Ohio National Guard was brought in to assist.
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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.
- With the emphasis on flexibility, the robots working between the individual presses change the pick-up tools when required.
- The machine press that was found on the premises was locally made and police believe it could be one of a handful in the country.
- Before their fiscal year ends, this month, they plan to shop for a new computer and a press for their assembly shop.
- Windows are added at street level so that passers-by can watch the press and printmakers at work.
- Printers and their presses were to be found in every major city and town.
- When the inked surface is built up to the artist's satisfaction, the paper is placed on the plate and both are run through a lithograph press.
- 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.
- He has a book in press about social class.
- Also in press is a book on the concept of the soul in the Age of Reason, but a planned social and cultural history of England from the Civil War to the present day was only just begun.
- Currently, 13 papers have been published or are in press from this experiment.
- ‘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.
- Maybe they steer clear of journalists because the place gets enough bad press anyway, or maybe they've been killed off by stuff we can't see.
- Gene therapy does not get as much press as cell therapy.
- But this column is not about the mayor's possible problems with the press but about bad press in general.
- 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?
- So long as you could glimpse the number of the object, you could look it up in the booklet and examine it from the back of the case, away from the press of the crowd.
- Apparently people are fainting left, right and center because of the press of the crowd.
- I saw their escorts, some of them guards, some of them officials, all around them to hold off the press of the crowd.
- Start your shoulder workout with heavy presses of some sort and bump front dumbbell raises to number three or four in your exercise order.
- Maybe you are, in fact, one of the few and proud that does train calves, diligently pounding out set after grueling set of calf raises and donkey presses.
- Once you learn to isolate your triceps, you can call on them during a compound movement to help you eke out a few extra reps of chest or shoulder presses.
- Teams dependent upon their press to score usually have a weak half-court offense.
- Most team use the offensive free throw as a convenient break in the action to setup their press.
- If the other team can simply dribble through your press, pick another defense.
- 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.
Middle English: from Old French presse (noun), presser (verb), from Latin pressare 'keep pressing', frequentative of premere.
- see charge.
press something home
- see home.
press (the) flesh
- informal (Of a celebrity or politician) greet people by shaking hands.More example sentences
- His designated role for the festival will be to press the flesh and meet and greet as many people as he can.
- Bigwigs in that branch of the party appear to play a leading role in her campaign, which so far has been about pressing the flesh and avoiding political issues.
- And he has undergone a transformation from aloof politician to one who knows how to press the flesh and talk with villagers.
verb[with object] (press someone/something into)
- The town hall and the town's ice-rink were pressed into service as temporary mortuaries.
- The Bund Signal Tower, which fell into disuse over 100 years ago, is to be pressed into service again.
- We put Lee in the drawing room where once again my Persian rug could be pressed into service as the world's most expensive duvet.
- At least a third had been pressed into the Navy.
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- Any English-speaking, able-bodied, man on leave in a port might find himself swept up in the press.
late 16th century: alteration (by association with press1) of obsolete prest 'pay given on enlistment, enlistment by such payment', from Old French prest 'loan, advance pay', based on Latin praestare 'provide'.