place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
press and smooth with a heated iron; "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing" Synonyms: iron, iron out,
exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,'' said the doctor to the woman" Synonyms: push,
press from a plastic; "press a record" Synonyms: press out,
create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women''s rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate" Synonyms: crusade, fight, campaign, push, agitate,
to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind" Synonyms: weigh,