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The word press is a noun.  Press means (1) the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure, (2) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead, (3) any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids, (4) a machine used for printing, (5) clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use, (6) a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes, (7) the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines, (8) a dense crowd of people, (9) newspaper writers and photographers, (10) the state of urgently demanding notice or attention.
Press is also a verb that means (1) ask for or request earnestly, (2) force or impel in an indicated direction, (3) lift weights, (4) squeeze or press together, (5) place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure, (6) exert pressure or force to or upon, (7) make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby, (8) press from a plastic, (9) create by pressing, (10) crowd closely, (11) to be oppressive or burdensome, (12) be urgent.

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